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PM Hamze Barre chairs cabinet meeting offers commitment to anti-Shabab Operations

PM Hamze Barre chairs cabinet meeting offers commitment to anti-Shabab Operations

The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hamze Abdi Barre, on Thursday chaired a weekly cabinet meeting in the capital Mogadishu.

The gathering ended with bold and strong outcomes of speeding up nationwide operations against Al-Shabab terror group.

The council of ministers agreed formation of a task force for coordination and fulfilling Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Acts (AML/CFT) law, and successfull counter-terrorism strategies.

The cabinet has agreed that the Federal Government of Somalia will nationalize public revolution against the Islamic militants and will transform Preventing Countering Violent extremism Program (PCVE) into national agency in order to defeat terrorists’ ideology.

The Somali National Army announced on Wednesday the completion of the first phase of a military campaign in Hiiraan region, liberating almost 30 villages, killing over 200 militants.

Security Forces have opened main supply routes connecting key towns including Bula-Burde and Beledweyne which had been disconnected by road for many years by the militants. 

El-Lahele, Nur Fanax, Beer Hane, Bardhere, Booco, and Garasyani are among many areas where security operations are underway.

Since the beginning of the operation dubbed “Waagberi II”, the Somali National Army with support of locals managed to capture more than 30 areas and killed over 200 militants in large-scale operations across the country, according to government sources

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