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Jubaland president meets senior US military officials

Jubaland president meets senior US military officials

The president of Jubbaland state Ahmed Islam Madobe has met with U.S Africa Command (AFRICOM) military officials on Tuesday in in the coastal city of Kismayo.

The two sides discussed ways to strengthen the fight against Al-Shabaab in collaboration to accelerate the operations against terrorism.

”Met with US forces operating in Jubaland under U.S. Africa Command to discuss ways to enhance the fight against Al-Shabaab,” said president Madobe in a Twitter post.

”The fight Against Al-Shabaab is a priority for Somalia and its partners,” he added.

The President of Jubbaland was accompanied by officers including Brigadier General Mohamed Abdi Sheikh, Commander of the Jubbaland Forces and Colonel Mohamed Guled Hassan, Deputy Commander of the Jubbaland Forces.

This comes barely a week after US Africom handed several armoured vehicles to Somalia’s elite forces in a bid to intensify the fight against al-Shabaab fighters.


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