Friday, June 9, 2017

Somali special troops trained by Gulf State allies take over the security of Mogadishu

By Derek Gannon - Mogadishu, Somalia —
Recently the newest elected Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo along with senior Somali Army Chiefs have replaced troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with specially trained Somali Army forces trained under the tutelage of United Arab Emirates (UAE), military trainers within the UAE government-funded training facility opened inside the Somali capital city of Mogadishu two years prior.

The government of the United Arab Emirates is apart of the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, or simply The Gulf States, which includes countries such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Qatar, and is one of the largest donors to the stabilization of Somalia and its strongest partner in the fight against the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group, Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen; which has been terrorizing the southern portion of Somalia with its apocalyptic radical Salafist leaning Islamist ideals since late 2007.