The federal government of Somalia is investing massively in the fight against Al-Shabaab militants, with the commitment of local and international troops ensuring that the investments will not go to waste. Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre confidently asserts that Somalia will emerge victorious in the war against Al-Shabaab. He predicts that the Somalia National Army, with the help of international partners, will eventually liberate several towns that have been firmly under Al-Shabaab’s control for many years. The efforts of the troops need support from the people of Somalia, who must rally behind them, as they are sacrificing for the stability and future generations of the country.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has affirmed that Somalia will receive support from Kenya, Djibouti, and Ethiopia as it embarks on the second phase of operations against Al-Shabaab. The three countries will send additional troops who will work with the Somali National Army for a three-month duration. The troops will aggressively pursue the militants to their hideouts, a deviation from the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia.
Prime Minister Hamze commends the people of Somalia for their assistance in providing crucial information, which has helped to identify and neutralize threats posed by the militants. Local militias have also joined in the fight alongside the national army.
There is optimism that Somalia will be entirely free from the Al-Shabaab menace by December 2024, and civilian administration will be installed across various towns in the country. The country has been battling with the militants for 16 years, while also grappling with instability for the last three decades.