New SNA chief urges frontline forces to push on for Somalia’s liberation



Somalia National Army (SNA) Commander Brigadier General Ibrahim Sheikh Muhyadiin Adow inspected the army camps in Gal’ad and El-Dheer, recently liberated districts in the Galgadud region, on Friday. This visit marks his first since assuming office last month.

During the visit, the new commander held a meeting with army commanders, urging the Somali forces on the frontline to continue their efforts in liberating the country. President Mohamud emphasized that the second phase of the government-led operation would commence in the coming weeks.

The African Transitional Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) said it has completed the first phase of a troop reduction aimed at eventually putting security fully in the hands of the national army and police.
According to a statement, a total of seven bases have been handed over to Somali security forces, resulting in a reduction of 2,000 troops by the June 30 deadline.