Friday 29 June 2012

Museveni to meet Somali PM today
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni
By our reporter in Somalia
Somali Prime Minister Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali is expected  to hold talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala  on Friday,June 29.Ali  is also expected to  meet Ugandan  Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and the Army Chief Gen Aronda Nyakairima.
Ali will also visit a few families of Ugandan soldiers currently serving under AMISOM, relatives of those who died and those who are wounded.
Meanwhile the Commander of Ugandan contingent of soldiers fighting in AMISOM Brig Paul Lokech has said that the  capture of Balaad by AMISOM peacekeepers on Tuesday is not only a loss of territory, but a big blow to the Al- Shabaab who also lost lots of weapons.
“After a peaceful entry on Tuesday, as the insurgents fled the town, some wanted to create insecurity on Balaad-Mogadishu road and we beat them up. We captured one alive and took from them eight submachine guns, one PK machine gun and one rocket propelled grenade. Of course some of them died,” said Brig  Lokech, the commander of the Ugandan contingent in Somalia on Wednesday.
Balaad is a key strategic town, being the gateway connecting Mogadishu to central Somalia as well as the Puntland region.

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