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Farmaajo 'agrees' to remove troops from Gedo after meeting with Madobe
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Farmaajo 'agrees' to remove troops from Gedo after meeting with Madobe

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Jubaland Ahmed Islam Madobe state leader held a closed-door meeting last night at the villa Somalia. Madobe and Farmajo agreed to form a joint committee assigned to work to the process of withdrawal and relocation of the federal government forces in Gedo region of Southern Somalia in last night meeting, sources within Villa Somalia told radio Dalsan. The move comes days after the much-awaited meeting between FGS and the two FMS leaders was called off in the eleventh hour after the two FMS leader tabled tough condition. Jubaland state president Ahmed Madobe and his counterpart Saed Abdullahi Deni of Puntland demanded leaders of Hirshabele, Southwest and Galmudug to participate in the meeting. Madobe also demanded the federal government to withdraw Turkish trained Haram’ad troops deployed in Gedo region of Southern Somalia. The over 700 troops were deployed by President Farmajo in March to heighten security in the area but they clashed several times with Jubaland forces

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