A delegation led by the Speakers of the Lower House and the Upper House, Sheikh Adan Mohamed Nur Madobe and Abdi Hashi Abdullahi respectively, along with lawmakers, arrived in Dhusamareb, the administrative capital of Galmudug state today morning.
The leadership of the two parliamentary houses was warmly received at the airport in Dhusamareb by Vice President Ali Dahir Eid and other officials from the Galmudug administration.
The purpose of the visit by the speakers and their delegation to Dhusamareb is to join the ongoing fight against al-Shabab in Galmudug state. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been temporarily based in Dhusamareb for over two months, overseeing an intensified military operation in Galmudug.
Supported by local forces and international partners, the Somali army has made significant territorial gains against al-Shabab since President Mohamud declared an all-out war against the group last year.
This week, joint forces liberated Ba’adweyne, Amara, Qodqod, Sardo, Shabelow, Huldonyale, Galhare, Qey’ad, and Hinlabi in the Mudug region.
During the operations, the Somali National Army (SNA) destroyed four al-Shabaab vehicles, confiscated weapons, and eliminated over 30 al-Shabaab militants.