Apr 13, 2018

Somalia National Army commemorates 58th anniversary amid intensified fight against Al Shabaab

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Somalia National Army backed by intercontinental forces has been on a successful battle to eradicate the Al Shabaab militia in different parts of the country. A decade into war against terrorism, most regions previously inhibited by the militia outfit have been taken back by the federal government.

During the National Army’s commemoration of the 58th anniversary held on 12th April 2018 in different barracks across the country, SNA highlighted gains recorded in the fight against Al Shabaab with most of its camps dismantled and support frameworks decapitated.

Through collaboration, Somalia’s Special Forces known as “Danab” have retaken control of strategic towns South of Somalia where militants have since fled. Major towns in the state are now under the federal government making the militia weaker. The forces also focused on intensifying operations against terrorism in the country as support from the international community tightens.

Lately, combined forces have seen a rising number in foiled attacks in the capital Mogadishu as well as target towns in the pockets of Somalia. The army was disintegrated when the civil war in the 90s was re-established during the former transitional Somalia governments.

The commemoration was well received by members of the public who commended the forces on the fight against terrorism.

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