Somalia’s president arrives in Adan Yabal town amid tight security


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Sunday arrived in the town of Adan Yabal in the Middle Shabelle region amid tight security, weeks after Somali army had retaken its control from militants.

Images circulated online showed Somali army commanders and regional officials welcoming the President during his first visit to the small town.

It came a day after militants claimed killing more than 50 soldiers and destroying 8 military vehicles in an attack on a base in the nearby town of Run-nirgood.

Local media reported that the President would announce the second phase of military offensive against Al-Shabaab after his visit to the strategic town. Fresh troops from Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and ATMIS peacekeepers are set to take part in the new operations.

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