Somalia:(AMISOM) resumed of its armed operations against Al Shabaab training places
Mogadishu 31st October 2013: The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today resumed implementation of its armed operations against Al Shabaab safe havens in Middle, Lower Juba and Bay regions of Somalia.
The operations, led by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) under AMISOM, are targeted against Al Shabaab training camps and its senior commanders in the tri-border area between Middle Juba, Lower Shabelle and Bay region.
Targeting these remaining Al Shabaab locations will complement the operations already being conducted by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and other allied forces as well as deny Al Shabaab freedom of movement and further reduce their ability to perpetrate attacks against the civilians in Somalia and the region.
The operations are being conducted following clearly defined objectives which have been validated following extensive surveillance and intelligence in order to minimise the chances of causing civilian casualties.
Meanwhile, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Mahamat Salah Annadif hailed the historic visit to Kismayo today by the President of Somalia, His Excellency, Hassan Sheilhk Mohamoud who was warmly welcomed by the leader of the Interim Jubba Administration, Mr. Ahmed Madobe