Somalia vows to intensify counter terrorism operations


Wounded Somalians after the attack

Somalia on Tuesday vowed to intensify military operations against Islamist State (IS) and Al-Shabaab militants to stabilise the Horn of Africa nation.

Information Minister Abdurahman Osman said the government will use all available resources, including foreign military support from international partners, to flush out terrorists from Somalia.

“The government will continue the military operations, including the use of airstrikes, against Al-Shabaab in response to the cowardly attacks against civilians, as well as on Somali security forces and African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM),” Osman said in a statement issued in Mogadishu.

AMISOM peacekeeping mission is operated by the AU with the approval of the UN Security Council.

Osman’s statement came after a series of airstrikes by the U.S. military in the Horn of Africa nation, which…

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