African Union Resolve To Deploy 2,000 Additional Peacekeeping Troops To Somalia

AMISOM Peacekeepers in SomaliaSECURITY BRIEF

26th January 2016, African Union has resolved to send additional 2,000 peacekeeping troops to Somalia to bolster AMISOM forces in fighting Al Shabaab.

African Union member state met in Kampala Uganda Monday 25th January 2016 and agreed to deploy additional troops to Somalia.

The decision comes at a time Al Shabaab resurgence has been witnessed in barely two weeks where they have attack an AMISOM base in El Adde manned by KDF contingent. The militants have also attack a popular Lido beach in Mogadishu.

The additional 2,000 force will join AMISOM troops already battling the Al Qaeda affiliated Al Shabaab to boost its operations.

Since the attack on El Adde KDF base, Kenya has mobilized its troops from both on air and on ground destroying more than 26 camps and killing militants in hundreds in Diinsoor and Gedo region.

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