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Eritrea trained 5,000 soldiers from Somalia whose training caused a political debate in the country during the last year's electioneering period.
The troops trained in Eritrea have an estimated 5,000 soldiers who will begin to execute their duties to protect the nation in the coming weeks as Al-Shabaab suffered defeats in recent months.
Preventing violence and ensuring the protection of civilians is paramount. We call for calm and restraint. Tensions must be resolved through de-escalation and dialogue.
In recent days, the operations on the border between Middle Shabelle and Galgaduud regions have been making gains with officials saying Al-Shabaab will no longer hold any area in Somalia.
Human rights organizations in the country said Somaliland is committing crimes against humanity in Lasan after more than 20 civilians were shot dead in the city in one week, including children.
The wall, which is known as the Kenya-Somalia border securitisation project is among others meant to secure the country from attacks by the Somalia-based al Shabaab terrorists.
Since then, civilian casualties have reduced, according to situation reports US Africa Command (Africom) which had indicated in its previous edition that there had been zero casualties.
According to Duale, Somalia has had its share of forced instability caused by rifts and wars noting that even amidst all these challenges, they have continued to be Kenya’s good neighbours and friends.
This is already the second batch of Ukrainian wheat for Somalia. In autumn, a ship loaded with 28,500 tonnes of wheat left the Pivdennyi port as part of the "grain initiative".
Al-Shabaab is currently facing military offensive by Somali army forces who captured large swathes of territory in three months.
The President of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, who spoke about the violence in Las Anod, said that three people were killed and nine others were injured. However, local medics reported a higher toll.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Somali PM Hamza Abdi Barre, Kenya's defense minister Aden Barre Duale, some of the cabinet, MPs, and the mayor of Mogadishu.