Original Title: The Somali government plans to regain the Al-Shabaab-controlled area by the end of this year
International Online News: According to Xinhua News Agency, Somali Prime Minister Abdivili · Sheikh · Ahmed On the 19th in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, the Somali government plans to expel the remnants of the religious radical organization “Islamic Youth Movement” in parts of the southern part of the country by the end of 2014.
Ahmed made the above remarks at a joint press conference held in the same day with Kenyan Vice President William · Ruto. Ahmed said that the “Islamic Youth Movement” still controls some non-continuous areas. The appearance of members of the organization is no different from ordinary locals and it is difficult to distinguish.
Ruto said that Kenya will help Somalia to expel the terrorist threat. He also said that the AU’s additional troops to Somalia will ensure a more stable Somalia, paving the way for democratic elections to be held before 2016.
“The Islamic Youth Movement, also known as the “Youth Party”, is the largest anti-government armed force in Somalia, publicly proclaiming allegiance to the “base” organization, which is engaged in terror in Somalia and Eastern African countries all year round. activity. After the civil war broke out in Somalia in 1991 and the central government collapsed, the transitional government established in 2004 was unable to effectively control the country. The Islamic Youth Movement once controlled the central and southern regions of the country, including the capital, Mogadishu. Since the establishment of a new government in Somalia in September 2012, with the assistance of the AU peacekeeping force, the government has gradually driven the “Islamic Youth Movement” out of important cities, but its threat still exists.
Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang