Somali National Army fields new equipment donated from China in the fight against al-Shabaab


he African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) handed over service and support equipment to the Somali National Army (SNA) which was in turn donated to AMISOM by the Chinese government. The equipment was deemed vital to the continued efforts of the SNA’s  security operations in the southern portion of Somalia where both the SNA and AMISOM are locked in a bloody counter insurgency campaign with the al-Qaeda-linked Harakat al-Shabaab terror group.

The SNA acquired three mobile kitchens, kevlar helmets, tents, and sleeping gear from AMISOM for the purpose of outfitting the SNA troops heading out to Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) in the Lower Shabelle region where fighting between the SNA and al-Shabaab  has increased in recent weeks, especially along the Kenyan/Somali border.

Source: Sofrep News



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