SOMALIA’S PRESIDENT SAYS AL-QAEDA-BACKED REBELS ARE ‘RESURGENT’

SOMALIA’S PRESIDENT SAYS AL-QAEDA-BACKED REBELS ARE ‘RESURGENT’

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According to the Washington Post newspaper that Al-Shabab rebels are “resurgent,” President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said in an interview last week.

He and other senior officials acknowledged that Somalia’s government is still unable to provide security or public services to regions that have been liberated. He said that The government must choose between giving its soldiers wages or weapons.

The newspaper added that the Western officials say they have provided ample aid but that much of it is diverted through corruption, and that the Somali government must do a better job of constructing a security force that fits within its budget.

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