Somali president Hassan Sheikh begins first Ethiopia trip
As KON reported early, the president will mend ties with the nighbouring country which has a heavy military presence and influence in Somalia.
The organization Airwars, which lists the civilian victims of air strikes around the world, estimated in its annual report published in May that between 15 and 27 civilians had been killed in U.S. operations in Syria alone.
The trip which is part of the Mohamud Horn of Africa regional tour was planned last month but delayed over undisclosed reasons. In the past, the president visited Eritrea, Kenya, and Djibouti.
Although Villa Somalia promised a swift victory, the war took a stunning turn last Sunday when an Al-Shabaab bomber attacked a key military training base in the capital, Mogadishu, killing 15 recruits.
Somalia's Interior Minister Ahmed Moalin Fiqi said that the military succeeded in defeating Al-Shabaab in central Somalia, adding that Hiran and Galgudud regions will soon be free from the group.
After the funeral, the president returned to New York, where he delivered a keynote speech on Somalia's situation, politically, economically, and security at the UN general assembly.
The high-level drought response meeting is coming at a time when there is a severe drought in many parts of the country, as well as an ongoing war against the Al-Shabaab which lost key ground to SNA and local residents.
Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda ally and once most feared now faces its most difficult time in history after the villagers whom it ruled for 15 years with an iron fist and coercion broke the wall of dread.
Alongside the aid package, the Egyptian military also sent two medical teams to secure the medical evacuation of Somalia army personnel injured in terrorist attacks.
Al-Shabaab lost 20% of its strongholds in central Somalia to the Somali army during the weeks-long operations assisted by locals and the US military.
Keydmedia Online was the first media outlet to obtain this information about the Turkish drones’ presence in Somalia airspace and it is now verified by minister Fiqi.
The base bombing seems was in response to the ongoing military offensive in central Somalia which dealt a major blow to Al-Shabaab after hundreds were killed and swathes of territory were captured.