UAE, Bahraini Military Forces Killed In Somalia

Sunday 11 February 2024 - 20:37

The Ministry of Defense of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced in a statement the killing of three Emirati soldiers and one Bahraini soldier in Somalia.

The UAE Ministry of Defense on Saturday (February 10), issued a statement, declaring the killing of three Emirati soldiers and one Bahraini soldier, as well as the injury of two others in Somalia.

The attack by unidentified armed individuals on these soldiers occurred while they were training Somali armed forces at General Gordon Camp in capital Mogadishu.

According to the statement, the Emirati and Bahraini soldiers had gone to Somalia under a bilateral military cooperation agreement to train Somali army personnel.

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia, condemned the attack and expressed sympathy and visited the injured Emirati soldiers, calling for an immediate investigation into the incident.

Since 2004, the Somali government has been fighting against its opposing groups, including the al-Shabaab militant group.

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