Somali General Says He Has Survived Sniper Fire At Mogadishu’s Airport

General Yusuf Indho-adde

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somali army officer General Yusuf Mohamed Siyad Indho’adde has said he survived an assassination attempt after coming under sniper fire at Adan Adde International Airport in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

The general was member of an opposition-aligned army faction that opposed an extension of President’s term in office and fought troops loyal to Farmajo in the streets of Mogadishu in April. He has announced bid for a parliamentary seat in a ceremony held just over week ago.

On 21-12-2021 at 5:20 in afternoon, me and Mohamed Ali Sheikh walking inside Adan Adde Airport came under fire from the direction of Alpha Group’s (US-trained security force) camp at the airport [and] sniper rifles were used in an assassination attempt against me, but Allah has saved me,” General Yusuf Mohamed Siyad said in a letter addressed to the president, the military court and other government institutions.

Indho-adde claimed that he had been walking fast that made impossible for the shooters to hit them and called for an investigation into the attempt on his life.

I hope that I will find justice from institutions to which this letter is addressed and others,” he added.

It comes two years after Almaas Elman, a Somali-Canadian aid worker was killed inside the heavily fortified Halane base near the airport, in an incident which many news outlets, including the New York Times reported as murder, though authorities said she had been hit by a stray bullet.

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