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Somali soldiers passed out in UgandaPublish Date: Dec 05, 2013
Somali soldiers passed out in Uganda
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European Union Trainers salute Somali soldiers passed out at Bihanga, Ibanda district. PHOTO/ENOCK KAKANDEPHOTO/Enock Kakande
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By Vision Reporter

A total 139 Somali soldiers were passed out on Wednesday at Bihanga in the western district of Ibanda.


The training was conducted by personnel from 9 European Union countries. The European Union has trained Somali soldiers in urban combat skills in preparation for deployment back to Somalia to maintain peace and order.

The aim is to build capacity of the Somali Armed forces and improves security in Somalia.

Ready for duty: Somali soldiers, trained by the European Union march on parade during their passing out ceremony in Uganda. PHOTO/Enock Kakande

Ever since it plunged into chaos in the 1990s, Somalia has destabilised the region, serving as a hub for Islamic extremists and pirates who plunder some of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

The Somali Armed Forced backed by AU peace keeping mission have chased al-Shabab, the Somali militia affiliated with al-Qaeda, out of Mogadishu and solidified control of the capital.

European Union Trainers at Bihanga. The European Union Training was conducted by personnel from 9 European Nations. Under the current mandate, the EU training focused on Coy Commander leadership and specialised military training aimed at developing the Somali Armed forces and security in Somalia. PHOTO/ ENOCK KAKANDE

 
Land Forces Commander Maj. Gen. David Muhoozi salutes for the Somali Soldiers during the pass out at Bihanga. PHOTO/ ENOCK KAKANDE
 

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