GalMudug State of Somalia forces today forced out Al-Shabab to flee from outskirts of Ad & Eel-Abdi villages. Al-Shabab militia was re-grouping in the area in order to attack Ad & Eel-Abdi villages, but security forces attacked them and as a result they fled from the area.
Minister of Information, Orientation, Culture & Tourism of GalMudug State of Somalia Mr. Mohamud Aden Osman (Mesagaway) stated that GalMudug forces attacked Al-Shabab militia that were trying to regroup outskirts of Ad & Eel-Abdi. Minister Mesagaway said “GalMudug State puts priority on security and as a result of President Guled’s orders security forces attacked Al-Shabab militia that were regrouping in the area.
Security forces received intelligence report that the militia were trying to recapture Ad & Eel-Abdi villages following their defeat not that long ago. Today’s security operation was very successful as terrorists fled the area with dead-bodies and injures as they fled towards Harardhere district. Today’s success will give a confidence to the people that GalMudug forces will continue the fight against terrorists.”
Minister Mesagaway continued to say “GalMudug State is adamant that terrorists will regroup if given opportunities, so our security forces will continue to fight in order to eliminate all threats posed by Al-Shabab.
GalMudug President has asked security forces to do all they can to ensure that Al-Shabab is wiped-out from GalMudug areas. We hugely thank our people for their cooperation with security forces as today’s intelligence came from people in the area.
Terrorists fled the area after was heavily defeated and they managed to take with them dead-bodies and injured terrorists towards Harardhere district. Our forces will not rest until all threats from terrorists are eliminated for good in order to bring peace and stability in the areas.”
Minister Mesagaway finally appealed to public to continue their support to security forces in order to bring peace and stability. Minister Mesagaway also appealed to young people that are trapped inside Al-Shabab to put down guns and join the peace process. Minister Mesagaway extended his appeal to Traditional elders, religious leaders and all segments of the society to reach-out our young people in order to join the peace process..
Somaliland Head To Polls For Councillors And MPs On May 31, 2021 Last updated May 31, 2021
Voters in the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland are heading to the polls on May, 31 to choose their member of parliament for the first time since 2005.
Somaliland broke off from mainland Somalia after the regime of Siad Barre in 1991.
The 5.2 Million citizens of Somaliland will be making yet another stab at global recognition as some 1.3 million voters head to the polls to choose 82 members of parliament and 247 local councils.
An election whose measure of democracy Somaliland hopes to use in its quest to certify its sovereignty.
Somaliland’s three political parties in the polls are opposition politicians Faisal Warabe’s UCID, Wadani led by another opposition leader Abdirahman Erye and President Muse Bihi Kulmiye party.
The elections is observed by over a hundred international observers including Uganda’s former opposition leader, Kizza Besigye and ex-president of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Korma.
”Our visit to the headquarters of the Somaliland National Electoral Commission left us with a good impression about the Commission’s preparedness to conduct peaceful and credible elections,” said in a Twitter post.
The elections are taking place in six regions of Somaliland, namely Awdal, Sahil, Marodi-Jeeh, Toghdeer, Sanaag and Sool.
3 Somalia Regional States Say No To Farmaajo Term Extension.
The regional state leaders of Southwest, HirShabelle, and Galmudug allied with incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo have opposed to any form of extension on Tuesday evening.
In a joint statement Galmudug and HirShabelle called for dialogue based on 17 September pact.
“We agreed that the country should hold elections as soon as possible and that any form of extension should be abolished,” read part of the joint statement by HirShabelle and Galmudug.
Southwest leader Abdiaziz laftagaren also opposed the term extension of the President just an hour after Galmudug and HirShabelle released a joint statement.
The move by the three regional states allied to President was welcomed by Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble who also instructed the military commanders to pull back forces to their locations and barracks.
“I would like to welcome the press statements made by Galmudug and HirShabelle federal states, ” PM Roboe said in a statement.
“I call on the FMS states of Puntland and Jubaland and Benadir region to fully commit to a peaceful process in our efforts to hold free and inclusive election, ” he added.
United Nations, United Kingdom, United States and opposition leaders including former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud commended the move by the regional states.
“The UN in Somalia noting statements by Qoorqqor, Ali Gudlawe, PM Roble and others recalls int’l partners position: consensus is vital for any electoral process; only 17 September model can be endorsed by FGS and all FMS; all parties must reject violence and resume dialogue, ” the United Nations said.
The development comes as families in some parts of Mogadishu fleed from their residences and moved to other district followings clashes.
Somali Gov’t Warns Al-Shabaab & ISIS Will Capitalize On SNA Faction Clashes.
Somali National Security Minister Hassan Hundubey has warned opposition groups to be wary of “unknown elements” including Al-Shabaab and Daesh who might seek to use the current crisis to inflict harm to the public.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday said that the government may take action to confront people with the “behaviour of militias” who are taking advantage of the situation.
“The government has enough troops to take control of the city. It is Ramadan, but more actions need to be taken to prevent it.” mr. Hundebey said.
”The reason the prime minister called for dialogue is that the government does not want the fighting to affect the residence,” he added.
The remarks by the interior minister come hours after the international partners strongly condemned the outbreak of violence in the capital.
“We are alarmed especially by the emerging fragmentation of the Somali National Army along clan lines, which detracts from its primary task of combating Al Shabab and protecting the Somali population. Use of security forces for the pursuit of political objectives is unacceptable” the statement read in part.
As tensions increase in Mogadishu following Sunday clashes between government soldiers and those who were against President Farmaajo’s two years term extension.