Burundi Troops Vows to Crush Al ShabaabMogadishu — The Burundi forces, who are part African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM), will decimate al Shabaab fighters in Somalia, an official said on Monday.
Colonel Bierk, the spokesman of Burundi forces in Mogadishu said in an interview with Shabelle Media Network that they have a secret about Al shabaab, which control large swathes in southern and central Somalia.The spokesman shed a light the most recent battles in which units of Burundian troops of AMISOM forces manages dislodge and took control Al Shabaab's main military base (former Defense Ministry building at Mogadishu's Warshadaha Street).
Colonel Bierk stressed that they had slain 80 fighters from Al shabaab during Warshadaha battles in Mogadishu.
He professed seven of their soldiers were killed in last week Mogadishu combats that was between Somali government forces backed African union peacekeepers and Al shabaab insurgents.
Colonel Bierk, the spokesman of Burundian troops in Somalia said they have secrets about Al shabaab maintains planning in which it wants to attack again the newly seized military bases and recapture it. He vowed they will crush them if they try to do so.
Horn of Africa experts say the peacekeeping force, known as AMISOM, is all that prevents the rebels from toppling the U.N.-backed interim government that has struggled to quash the four-year insurgency.
Burundian and Ugandan troops make up the 8,000-strong AU force propping up the weak, Western-backed Somali transitional government.