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Somali president leads Drive Against Hard-liners on the front line The president is on the front line leading the fight against Al Shabaab and he is armed with an AK-47," said the aide, who declined to be named


Sh Shariif CNN) — Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed joined his troops on the front line Wednesday to fight hard-line anti-Government Islamists,

 

A presidential aide told a journalist in Mogadishu. The president is on the front line leading the fight against Al Shabaab and he is Armed with an AK-47,"

 

Said the aide, who declined to be named. The aide said that the president is accompanied by government soldiers and forces from the African

 

Union Mission in Somalia. also Wednesday, clashes between government forces and Al Shabaab erupted on two fronts in the capital,

 

killing five people and wounding 15, an ambulance group said. The chief of Somali Police, Gen. Ali Mohamed Hassan, told reporters that the drive led by the president marks the beginning of a larger operation against Al Shabaab.

buqaqable.com

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