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Somalia Receives mine-resistant armoured carriers from Turkey

Turkey has donated Mine-resistant armoured personnel carriers to the Somali National Army to support its fight against al-Shabab. The Somali Defense Minister Hassan Ali Mohamed and Somali Armed Forces commander Gen.

Odawa Yusuf Rageh were handed in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday. Turkish ambassador to Somalia Mahmet Yilmaz and other government officials were present during the handover. General Odawa Yusuf Rageh thanked the Turkish government for its vital role in reviving the country's army. "I thank the Turkish government for the new armoured personnel carriers and their continued support," general Odawa said. ''Mine-resistant armoured personnel carriers intended for Gorgor Commandos have been donated by The Turkish Government.

These were handed over to the Ministry of Defence along with the Head of the Somali National Armed Forces, General Odowaa Yusuf Rage,'' SNA said in a Twitter post. The Turkish ambassador Mahmet Yilmaz said Turkey will continue to support Somalia. The Turkish government has been able to focus on development and construction in Somalia without coming to direct conflict with other states in the region. Turkey also built the biggest military in the Somali capital Mogadishu which has the capacity to train at least 1,500 soldiers at a time according to the Turkish officials.  .

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