Somalia: Mogadishu Women Protest against al-Shabab terror attacks

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Mareeg.com- Hundreds of people marched through the major streets of Mogadishu today demonstrating against al-Shabab’s recent terror attacks in the Mogadishu presidential palace.

The protesters chanted slogans denouncing the al-Qaeda linked group.

The Demonstration was organized by Women organizations across Benadir region in association with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Human Rights.

Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh and other government officials attended the protest held in one of the Mogadishu’s districts under heavy security presence.

The Women were chanting anti Alshabab slogans as well carrying placards written: ‘’ The Criminal terrorists should leave our Country’’ and among others denouncing the group activities.

“We came out today to show that the terrorists that we are no longer in a state of fear and ready to sacrifice our lives for our nation.’’ said one of the protesters.

Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed who addressed the protesters said that his Government will eliminate what he termed as “terrorist” group saying their days are numbered.

The Protest comes days after al-Shabab Militants carried out a deadly attack at the Presidential palace compound in Mogadishu in which more than 17 people including two senior government officials died.

Al-shabab threatened to continue the attacks against the Government vowing to target Government buildings and Office mainly in the capital Mogadishu.
Dalsanradio.com

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