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Somali President appoints new military commanders to intensify anti-al Shabab operations

Monday September 18, 2023

Dhusamareb (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud appointed two army commanders on Monday to expedite ongoing military operations against al-Shabab in the Galmudug and Hirshabelle states.

President Mohamud has named Brigadier General Madey Nurey Sheikh as the Deputy Commander of the Somali National Army. Additionally, the President promoted Dayah Abdi Abdulle to the rank of Major General and appointed him as the Commander of the Infantry of the Somali National Army.

"Today, every Somali citizen bears a significant responsibility in the quest for liberating our country from al-Shabab," Mohamud stated.

The appointment of the new commanders comes two weeks after the President announced the arrest of several military officers responsible for the withdrawal of troops from the frontlines in the Galgadud region, which resulted in a setback for the army's ongoing operations in Galmudug State.

Reports indicate that government troops retreated from El Dheer, Masagaway, Gal'ad, and Budbud in the Galgadud region after a deadly al-Shabab attack on soldiers in the village of Cosweyne earlier in September.


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