AMISOM, SNA and other partners on Monday kicked off a three day symposium to review the Al-Shabaab IED threat in Somalia and plan mitigating measures.
The conference that was opened in Mogadishu brought together representatives from UN and the British forces and will discuss the increasing threats and dangers posed by IEDs in the Horn of Africa country.
According to AMISOM Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh, the conference is expected to come up with actionable recommendations that in turn will be forwarded all AMISOM sectors’ headquarters.
The three-day symposium, is sponsored by the UK government and the United Nations Mine Assistance Mission (UNMAS), and aimed at developing counter IED capability in Somalia.
Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh noted that previous workshops held on IEDs, had led to increased awareness and knowledge, leading to a significant increase in discovered explosives and their safe disposal.