Mareeg.com-Ethiopian troops have been in and out of Somalia for many years, protecting its border
The federal government of Ethiopia has once again confirmed it will strengthen its fight against Alshabab militia group in Somalia.
The prime minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam deseglen has praised the role of AMISOM forces in Somalia saying the contingent has achieved tangible developments since deployed in Somalia.
Hailemariam was speaking during a press conference in Addisababa in which he highlighted the role of AMISOM in Somalia, the fight against Alshabab militants and the integration of Ethiopian armed forces into AMISOM.
More than 4,000 Ethiopian troops have been formally absorbed into the African Union force in Somalia
They will be responsible for security in the south-western regions of Gedo, Bay and Bakool, the AU said.
Ethiopia’s contribution takes the AU force to the 22,000-strong level mandated by the UN Security Council.
Ethiopian forces have been operating in neighboring Somalia for several years, helping the UN-backed government fight against Alshabab.