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Dagaal culus oo ka dhacay duleedka degmada Halgan. Ciidamada ATMIS oo qof shacab ah ku toogtay isgoyska Ceelgaabta Xamarweyne.

(Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said on Wednesday that the Al-Qaeda-aligned militant group cannot be defeated militarily, weeks after the government launched an offensive against insurgents.

“Al-Shabaab and terrorists anywhere they are cannot be defeated militarily only,” Mohamud said speaking at US-Africa Peace, Security and Governance Forum.

“Military is a very important component for their defeat, but in the case of Somalia we decided there are two other factors, variables that have to be added into the equation.”

Somali President told the forum that his government had declared a militaristic, economic, and ideological war against Islamist rebels, adding that the efforts have so far proved successful.

It came weeks after militants attacked an upscale hotel next to Mohamud’s residence in Mogadishu’s green zone, where they battled security forces for nearly 24 hours.

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