Ex-HirShabelle leader to file a lawsuit against elite Turkish-trained troops deployed in Beledweyne
The former HirShabelle state leader Mohamed Abdi Waare has said that he will file a lawsuit against the deployment of elite Turkish-trained special forces in Beledweyne.
Waare pointed out that Turkish trained Gorgor and Haram'ad soldiers are being deployed to take part in a political battles contrary to the purpose of their training.
“"We are submitting a formal complaint to the Turkish government, which has trained troops in being deployed in Beledweyne. We demand that they re-evaluate the security policy in Somalia,” said former HirShabelle Mohamed Abdi Waare.
“Are you training our troops to be deployed somewhere where the Ministry of Defense and the Prime Minister have no idea about?" Waare asked.
He advised the troops not to be deployed in Beledweyne, which has raised serious concerns among lawmakers and politicians from the Hiraan region.
He called on Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and Hirshabelle President Ali Gudlawe to stand up against the threat posed by the deployed soldiers being used in the clashes in Beledweyne.
On Thursday, Somalia’s cabinet let by PM Roble opposed the deployment of elite Turkish-trained special forces in Beledweyne and ordered their immediate withdrawal.
Somali military chief, Gen. Odowa Yusuf Rage, defended the deployment of the Somali National Army in Beledweyne saying that the special forces were there to battle Al-Shabaab militants and ensure a peaceful election.