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Alwihda Info | Par - 8 Octobre 2012

African Union Mission for Somalia

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AMISOM troops secure Wanla Wey

Mogadishu 7

th October: Somali government forces with the support of secured the strategic town of Wanla Weyn Wanla Weyn is 93km from Mogadishu.

The securing of this town comes

from Afgooye to Baidoa with aim of connecting the two regions

strategic junction linking the two Shabelle regions to Baidoa and Beletweyne.

This advance is expected to deny fleeing Al Shabaab insurgents from seeking refuge and

destabilizing other regions of the country.

AMISOM Force Commander, Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti commended his

significance of this move.

“Securing Wanla Wein will allow for free movement of the population who hav

until now, unable to go about their daily trade and business due to the restrictions of Al

Shabaab. It will also facilitate the provision of much needed humanitarian assistance to the

local population.”

Additionally the capture of this town denies Al

string of defeats and the loss of the

maan and Kismayo. Al Shabaab

populations in the towns they still control.

AMISOM Force Commander Lt

continuing determination to support the people of Somalia as they embark on a new path of

renewal and reconstruction. AMISOM will continue to bring security to more areas of Somalia

so that local people can live their lives and pursue their livelihoods in


For more information, please

Eloi Yao and Colonel Ali Houmed

E‐mail: amisommediacentre@gmail.


254-20) 72167201; Fax: +254 20 7216275, Nairobi, Kenya


(For immediate release)

Weyn on Afgooye – Baidoa corridor


on the Afgooye to Baidoa corridor in lower Shabelle.

one day after AMISOM troops began their

regions. Wanla Weyn town falls at a

troops and explained the

have been restricted

Shabaab another source of illegal income after a

ing their major source of revenue in the seaports of Marka, El

habaab had stepped up their extortion of illegal taxes from the local

Lt-Gen Andrew Gutti “This operation demonstrates AMISOM’s

. freedom.”


Houmed, Spokespersons


, Cell phone: (Nairobi) +254702155126

(Mogadishu) +252 699 244 461




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