A delegation led by Hirshabelle President Mohamed Abdi Ware, ministers for interior and Finance as well as members of parliament in Hiiraan region have vowed to hasten the fight against al Shabaab.
The delegation arrived in Beledweyne which serves as the HQ of the region in Somalia and was received by Hiiraan administration, AMISOM and members of civil society organizations.
The delegation resolved that the forces would intensify their efforts against the al Shabaab and recapture towns and villages controlled by the group.
President Ware said, “The first phase of the operation was won, a good result was achieved, as you know, the operation conducted in some parts Hiiraan region. Therefore I wish, the second phase which is [ aimed] to reopen the road linking Beledweyne to Bula-burde will be launched before the beginning of the Ramadhan.”
The forces have stepped up operations against Al-Shabab in Hiran, Middle, and Lower Shabelle regions since February when Somali President declared new offensives against the group.