Government somalia Troops Take Over Fighting Areas


Troops from the 27th Division of the Somali National Army and the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have successfully dismantled the two clan militias that recently fought in Kabhanley area on the northern outskirts of Beledweyne.

The troops, who left Beledweyne town, along with the traditional elders of the two clans, initially managed to stop the fighting and also disband the two clan militias.

The commander of the 5th brigade of the 27th division of the Somali National Army Mohamud Hassan Ibrahim Bakaay said that the areas where the fighting took place are now fully secured by the Somali government forces.

He said reconciliation meetings will soon begin between the two communities to avoid the recurrence of fighting in Kabhanley and Defow areas of Hiran region.

Lastly, Commander Bakaay warned the warring parties to break the ceasefire and inform the security forces of any escalation.

In Kabhanley area, north of Beledweyne, two clan militias have been fighting for more than 10 days, resulting in casualties and the burning of houses and farms belonging to civilians.

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