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A new batch of Somali special Gorgor forces arrive in Mogadishu amid precarious electioneering period
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A new batch of Somali special Gorgor forces arrive in Mogadishu amid precarious electioneering period

New batch of the Somali National Army Gorgor ( Eagle) have arrived on Monday in the capital Mogadishu after months of rigorous training in Isaparta, Turkey amid a precarious electioneering period in the Horn of Africa State. Somali National Army infantry Commander Mohamed Tahlil Bihi flanked by senior officials from SNA and the Turkish-Somali military training center in Mogadishu warmly received the special commandos at Aden Abdulle International Airport. According to military officials, the elite personnel will be deployed to fight against the Al-Qaeda linked-Al Shabaab militant group and liberate areas under the control of the insurgents. Somalia which has been enjoying as one of the few countries in Africa which had strongest forces before the collapse of the Siyad Barre regime in 1991 is now struggling to come up with an impressive formidable forces to combat with Al-Shabab and safeguard the borders of the fragile Nation. The special forces have however been accused of meddling in politics and have recently been deployed by Somali government in the town of Beledweyne which had been witnessing days of clashes and opposition over the arrival of HirShabelle State President Ali Abdullahi Gudlawe. Somali opposition presidential candidates and local leaders from the region heaped blame on President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo for using the military unit to settle political scores and protect the 26 parliamentary seats which have since begin in Beledweyne. Turkey has been providing training to Somali military and police forces for the last four years aftrr the Somali- Turkish government signed a military agreement in 2010 to strengthen and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of training.

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