David Cameron, United Kingdom’s Prime Minister has in a statement on 28th September announced the deployment of Dozens of British troops into Somalia for peacekeeping mission to counter the Al Shabaab militants.
The over 70 personnel will join the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM)that supports the AMISOM troops in fighting the Jihadist in Somalia.
British troops will soon be deployed to Somalia under the UN contingent; UNOSOM to fight the al Qaeda affiliates Harakat al Shabaab al Mujahedeen based in Somalia.
David Cameron the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, announced this on September 28 barely a fortnight since an almost similar pledge to deploy personnel to South Sudan was made. The troops will provide wholesome support for the African Union troops fighting the militants in Somalia.
Cameron is expected to make an official pledge at the UN General Assembly summit currently taking place.
The troops deployed to either East African countries will provide combat and medical training, logistical and engineering support for the troops. The troops will equivalently help both countries set up the damaged vital infrastructure in readiness for a stable economy.
The move by the UK to provide troops to Somalia is expected to curb future migrant influx into Europe which in the past month is creating dire humanitarian crises in the European countries.
Cameron insisted that the troops would be involved in combat rather contribute to stability, “It means less terrorism, less migration, less piracy. Ditto in South Sudan: if we can, as peacekeepers, help to maintain order and peace and see stable development in that country then that is going to be, again, less poverty, less migration, less issues that affect us back at home.”
The troops’ presence in Somalia will not only boost the morale of the already present troops but directly improve the standards of the peacekeeping troops by rendering their superior training and expertise in training, engineering and mentoring.