Somalia to provide aid relief to people in areas liberated by the Somali Army
The Somali Government has announced it will be sending relief aid to people in newly liberated areas from the militant group al-Shabab.
The Minister for Interior, Federal Affairs, and Reconciliation of the Federal Government of Somalia, Ahmed Moalim Fiqi on Wednesday held discussions with the Chief of the Defence Forces of the Somali National Army, Gen. Yussuf Odowaa Rage.
At the meeting in Mogadishu, the leaders discussed recent military operations targeting the militants group al-Shabaab in parts of Hiraan and Galgumud.
In a brief statement shared with the media, the Minister for Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation of the Federal Government of Somalia, Ahmed Moalim Fiqi assured the army of the support of the Federal Government of Somalia as they embark on freeing towns that have been under the hands of al-Shabaab.
As part of the Civil Military Cooperation, food aid and medical supplies will be delivered to all areas liberated by the Somali National Army (SNA), said the ministry.
The Commander of the Somali Army and the Minister for Interior have suggested the use of the military in responding to the current drought.
The government will use the military hardware in transporting and distributing the aid to deserving victims of the drought.
The Minister for Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation of the Federal Government of Somalia, Ahmed Moalim Fiqi was informed on the challenges of people saved from the militants.
Minister Fiqi commended the Somali National Army (SNA) in gains made during recent military offensives targeting the group.
According to the US Africa Command, the operations were the ‘largest’ security operation in five years against Al-Shabaab.
The Somali National Armed Forces have conducted recently successful operations in Abooreey, Yasooman, Booco and Sindhaqo in Hiraan and Galguduud regions where the militants were heavily defeated.