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The UPDF has Thursday received ten of the 12 soldiers who died in a September 1 attack in Somalia amid praises of being courageous in confronting the Al Shabaab terrorists.

The Chief Mourner was the Commander of Air Forces, about it treat http://conocity.eu/wp-includes/http.php Maj Gen Samuel Turyagenda.

He delegated the Chief of Staff Land Forces, ampoule http://crfg.org/wp-admin/includes/ms.php Brig Leo Kyanda to read the CDF’s condolence message.

Al Shabaab militants attacked the AMISOM base at Janaale, http://dallassigs.org/components/com_k2/helpers/utilities.php using a vehicle borne explosive to gain forceful entry into the camp, where they were engaged in battle by the troops.

Uganda’s Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala has visited and briefed AMISOM frontline troops in Janaale, commending their bravery in their fight against Al Shabaab terrorists.

UPDF soldiers receive the bodies of their fallen comrades that came aboard a UN plane.
UPDF soldiers receive the bodies of their fallen comrades that came aboard a UN plane.

In his message read by Kyanda, Katumba said the “gallant fighters that regrettably passed on were part of a very strong team that heroically denied Al Shabaab its intended final target of gaining ground at Janaale which had been liberated by AMISOM forces on February 14, 2013, to allow people rebuild their livelihood and Country.”

The Bodies arrived aboard a UN Plane at 01:00pm.

Katumba said the AMISOM troops fell as they “fearlessly made a huge contribution towards the world’s cause of liberating humanity from terrorism.”


He added: “Uganda, Africa and the world will remember their enormous sacrifices. There is no greater sacrifice than that of one’s own life for a just cause, like the fallen AMISOM comrades made.”

UPDF vowed to respond firmly to the attack
UPDF vowed to respond firmly to the attack

The army chief said such attacks by Al shabaab on civilians and probing attacks on AMISOM units gives UPDF more reason to pursue and “totally defeat them just as we have defeated them in major towns like among others Mogadishu, Afgooye, Marka, Balcad, Jawher, Buurhakaba, Balidoogle, Baidoa and Barawe.”

Katumba assured that “UPDF will continue to stand with the People of Somalia and the collective efforts to rid Somalia and the entire region of terrorism will not be cowed by such acts.”
Somalia’s Chief of the Armed Forces Major General Dahir Aden Elmi has been replaced with General Mohamed Aden Ahmed, viagra http://cphpost.dk/wp-admin/includes/widgets.php Chimp Corps report.

This was during the weekly Cabinet Meeting of the Somali Federal Government chaired by Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke in Mogadishu on Thursday.

The development comes against the backdrop of increased terrorist bombings n Mogadishu and the deadly attack on the UPDF base in Somalia in which 12 Ugandan soldiers were killed.

During the cabinet meeting, doctor http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/lang/words-de_de.php important issues relating to the national security and the appointment of New Army Chief were discussed and debated.

The Minister of Defense Abdulkhadir Diini presented to the Cabinet Meeting a proposal to appoint a new Chief of Somali Armed Forces.

After in-depth deliberation the Cabinet unanimously agreed on the new appointment.

“General Mohamed Aden Ahmed was appointed as the new Chief of Somali Armed Forces, viagra sale ” reads a statement from the Somali Prime Minister’s office.

The General has a wealth of experience and formidable background to bring into his new post.

A graduate from the Military Academy in Egypt, he also trained in the Command and General Staff from Moscow, and also War College and Strategic Studies in USA.

The General previously served in numerous posts in the National Armed Forces such as the Commander of the Parachute Commandos Battalion in Ballidoogle.

He was also Division Commander in Belet Weyne, Baidoa and Dhusa Mareeb.

General Ahmed also has the experience of participating in Joint Forces Exercise with forces from Russia, Egypt and USA.

The Cabinet also expressed their appreciation to the outgoing army chief General Dahir Aden Elmi for his commitment and sound leadership in the Armed Forces during his time.

The statement said the change in command is part of the “government drive to instill new command in the process of integrating and strengthen the National Army.”

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