Somalia’s president says he hopes to end Al-Shabaab insurgency by 2023


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Sunday expressed hope that his government would end more than a decade-long Islamist insurgency by 2023, hours after the army seized a town in the Middle Shabelle region.

Mohamud boasted about achievements by his government in the last 6 months, including mobilization of the army and clan militias for an offensive against the militant group Al-Shabaab.

He stressed that his government is planning to complete the draft constitution and achieve its debt relief program.

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