4,000 Extra AMISOM Troops Needed to Liberate More Areas in Somalia

uganda deploys new amisom battalion

uganda deploys new amisom battalion

According to a report compiled by CCTV news, African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is in need of an additional 4,000 troops in order to liberate the remaining territories still controlled by Al-Shabaab terrorists in Jubba valley and some other coastal areas.

According to the report, the additional soldiers will bolster the 21,000-strong force from the region that are currently on high alert to secure the ongoing Somalia elections.

Senior military commanders from all AMISOM sectors have been holding discussions in Mogadishu, to review and assess the mission’s effectiveness, when it comes to anti-terrorism operations.

The additional troops could be sourced from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi or from fresh volunteers.

U.S. has also a small unit of Special Forces inside Somalia helping in war advisory and strategies.

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