Somalia: Barre Hirale heads to kismayo
Nairobi (RBC) reports that raxanreeb media network getting from Fah-fah-dhuun district of Gedo region say that former warlord Col Barre Aden shire (Hirale) has on Tuesday reached there with militias and armored vehicles which came from Garbaharey town.
Source close to the Col Barre says that he is heading to kismayo to take part in the battle going on many parts of lower Jubba regions for reinforcement of the allied forces battling with Al-shabab.
Col Barre Aden Hirale who was detained by Ethiopian government and has been in unspecified custody in Ethiopia for months this year after disagreement on military operations in Gedo region now looked that they set aside their differences.
As residents in Garbaharay town confirmed to raxanreeeb media network Col Barre met with Ethiopian officials a couple of days ago before he departed to Fah-fah-Dhuun and he was given much ammunition and military trucks.
Col Barre aden shire (Hirale) has been ruling kismayo in early 1999-2006 at the time he was head of Jubba valley unification before Islamists courts union driven him out and captured Kismayo in 2006.
Analysts say if Al-shabab withdraw kismanyo it may bring back warlords and civil war unless the new Somali government and AMISON peacekeeping forces come with a plan that unifying all private and clan owned militias.
RBC NEWS OFFICE IN NAIROBI