The African Union Force in Somalia on Friday boosted its personnel presence in central Somali region of Beledweyne after deploying 65 more soldiers from AMISOM’s Djiboutian contingent.A plane carrying the new deployment landed at the area local airports earlier in the day. These troops will join other Djiboutian troops in the region.Speaking to terror free somalia, Gen. Osman Subagle who heads the AU force in Beledweyne said the deployment is meant to strengthen their peacekeeping force in the area.He said Djibouti will finalise deploying the required troops into Somalia in the next ten days, adding that their troops will closely work hand in hand with the Somali forces and their allied Ethiopian troops in the region.
The first patch of AU’s Djiboutian contingent arrived at Beledweyne early last June with the aim of restoring law and order in the chaotic Horn of African country.
Their arrival comes a time the regional administration is promising to secure the region using government and AU forces in the region
Brigadier General Osman Nour Soubagleh (front, left), Chief of Staff of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), salutes newly arrived Djiboutian troops serving with the Mission at the airport in Belet Weyne, about 300 kilometres northwest of Mogadishu. The air lift is part of a deployment to begin boosting the just over 300 personnel already on the ground to approximately 1,000 troops.
Djiboutian troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) sit in the back of a transport vehicle as additional troops arrive at the airport in Belet Weyne, some 300 kilometres northwest of Mogadishu. The air lift is part of a deployment to begin boosting the just over 300 AMISOM personnel already on the ground to approximately 1,000.
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