Before leaving Somalia, Ugandan troops march for final battle against Alshabaab

Before leaving Somalia, Ugandan troops march for final battle against Alshabaab
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By 31st December, the African Union peace keeping forces in Somalia Amisom whose majority are Ugandans is expected to reduce up to 1000 troops.

But even their departure the troops are expected to be part of the hyped “final” offensive against Alshabaab.

Radio Dalsan reported this week that Ugandan troops had arrived in Afgoye some 60km from Mogadishu in readiness for the offensive.

In a Press conference held by Head of Amisom Franscisco Madeira the mission says it was to hand over security matters to the Somali army and police after ten years in the horn of Africa country.

“As a result of this, troop movements have started in different parts of Somalia and will continue for the coming weeks” Madeira said.

The drawdown of Ugandan/AMISOM forces from the region could have dire impacts on the U.S. mission there, where just over 500 U.S. troops are currently serving.

Amisom is made up of 22000 strong troops from at least five African countries.

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