Somalia: A unit of AMISOM forces from Djibouti reach Beled-weyn town
Mogadishu (RBC) Reports emerging from Baled-weyne town, the regional capital city of Somalia’s Hiiran province say that a unit of African union peacekeeping forces [AMISOM] especially from Djibouti have reached the town on Saturday.
Ali Aden Humad a spokesman for AMISOM forces confirmed to RBC Radio that the troops have arrived Beled-weyne for security purposes.
He added that the quantity and the number of the forces are about 300 soldiers and will join another unit from Djibouti who were already on the ground as part of AMISOM mission in Somalia.
Col Humud clarified that these forces will collaborate more on security of the region where the Ethiopian troops and Somalia government forces were already present on the fight against Al-Shabaab rebels.
Reports say that the troops entered the city from the Ethiopian border through Feerfeer town and currently staying in the Ethiopian camps in Beledweyn town.
The Djibouti troops that reached Beled-weyn today are part of African union peacekeeping forces mandated by United Nations and African Union head of states.