Al-Shabaab has introduced shame to Somalia and Islam, IIhan Omar says

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Congressman Ilhan Omar has as soon as once more criticized al-Shabaab militants for bringing dishonor to Muslims and the individuals of Somalia given their cowardly assaults that often goal harmless civilians and members of the safety forces.

Omar, who has toured the Horn of Africa, famous the progress made by the Somali Nationwide Military [SNA]US Africa Command and the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia [ATMIS] within the combat in opposition to al-Shabaab militants.

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The Somali-born lawmaker has already met with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre and the Cupboard. She has now launched into the journey to Djibouti the place she’s going to meet a number of high authorities officers for engagements.

Whereas noting the successes in opposition to the militants, Omar additionally requested locals to cooperate with the federal government to defeat the group she accused of “disgracing” Islam.

“Our country and our religion have been associated with terrorism [because] about the disgrace they brought upon us,” she mentioned. “We must get rid of them as Somalis and as Muslims and pray and support each other in that work.”

With the assistance of native militias, Somalia’s authorities has succeeded in flushing out the militants from strategic areas the place they’ve been utilizing to launch assaults. Most of those cities are beneath the total custody of Somalia’s safety forces in accordance with the federal government.

On Tuesday, it emerged that the militants have now, for unknown causes, imposed restrictions on the most important telecommunications firm, Hormuud. Brigadier Common Abdullahi Ali Anod, the spokesman for the Somali Nationwide Military, confirmed the restrictions.

“We heard we’ve got it,” he mentioned in an interview reported by Voice of America.

He mentioned Hormuud has repaired telecommunications facilities and masts and restored providers in lately recaptured territories. “They are on standby, wherever the army goes,” he mentioned.

Al-Shabaab has misplaced floor throughout the nation on account of interdisciplinary engagement that has gained assist worldwide. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud insisted that almost all areas in Galmadug and HirShabelle states can be liberated by the top of this yr.

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