Somalian Forces To Be Strengthened Again Says African Union


Updated Trends: Somalian Forces To Be Strengthened Again Says African Union

In a summit which has taken place in Uganda, the African Union leaders have decided that they would be reinforcing the African peace keeping forces are posted in Somalia to tackle the Al-Shabab militants. It has been decided that more than 2000 of the peace keeping troops are to be sent to the capital of Mogadishu.

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The rules in involving against the militants would are changed, the troops would be having the liberty to fire first if they feel that there is an eminent attack. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, stated that the fight against the al-shabab militants needs to be stepped up. The statement came after two bomb explosion took place in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, which resulted to death of dozens of people.

His request to defeat the Al-Shabab, was not accepted by the Union but rather, they have decided that the forces have the full liberty to carry out pre-emptive attacks on the rebellions. During the summit it was also decided that the forces would be equipped with new arms, to tackle the rebellions in Somalia.