Hundreds march on Mogadishu streets over missing soldiers 

The boys were recruited without their parents’ consent and sent to Eritrea for training last year. They have been redeployed to Ethiopia to take part in the war.

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Hundreds march  on Mogadishu streets over missing soldiers 

MOGADISHU, Somalia – As hope fades, hundreds of Somali parents filled Mogadishu streets on Thursday to show their anger over the government’s silence on missing sons.

The families gathered a square near the presidential palace carrying banners with slogans requesting government leaders to ensure the safe return of their children.

The boys were recruited without their parents’ consent and sent to Eritrea for training last year. They have been redeployed to Ethiopia to take part in the war on the TPLF rebel group.

Since the issue has come out, the families were demanding the government tell them about the fate of their sons who most are reported to have died in the Tigray conflict.

The outgoing president Farmajo turned a blind eye to the calls by the protesting parents who are in despair of seeing again their children as their whereabouts remain unknown.

The ex-deputy NISA head, Abdisalam Guled said early this year leaked information revealing that hundreds of Somali soldiers moved from Eritrea training camps died in the Tigray conflict.

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