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4,000 More Troops To Battle Al Shabaab

case site http://dejanmilutinovic.com/wp-content/plugins/unyson/framework/extensions/mailer/helpers.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The UN further resolved to boost the number of uniformed personnel and provide greater support to the Somali National Security Forces while extending the Mission’s mandate to October 31, more about http://couponadventures.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/capabilities.php 2014.

Ambassador Annadif said the decision by the UN Security Council comes at the right time as AMISOM and the Somali National Security Forces have made significant gains in driving out Al-Shabaab terrorists from strategic towns of the country hence requiring more troops to secure the liberated areas while advancing to those still under Al-Shabaab control.

This resolution followed the request made by the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) in its communiqué dated October 10.

In the communiqué, the AUPSC requested for additional troops to enable Somali National Army supported by AMISOM to continue with its operations in the stabilization operations.

He said; “The decision to increase AMISOM strength and greater support to the Somali National Security Forces would not have come at a better time than now. The increase in the territory under AMISOM and SNA control requires an immediate boost in the level of troops already on the ground. I therefore applaud the decision of the UN Security Council.”


He added that the resolution is also a strong indication of the importance that the world attaches to the AU’s efforts in Somalia and recognition that the AMISOM’s work is vital to global and regional security, including the fight against terrorism and piracy.

He thanked all the contributing countries and urged them to work together to generate the additional troops.

The SRCC also praised the European Union (EU) for its continued support to AMISOM since the establishment of the mission and hopes that such efforts and collaboration will continue.

The Somali National Security Forces (SNA) with the support of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have of late registered tremendous successes in liberating key areas of the country from Al-Shabaab terrorists thereby enabling the country to enjoy the longest period of relative peace since 1991.

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