Africa
  World
  Islam
  Health
  Photos

World Islamic Prayer

Cimilada
VOA Somali
BBC Somali 14:00
BBC Somali 18:00
Deutsche Welle
BBC Radio
Voice of America
IRIN Radio
NPR Radio
Radio Netherland
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014 - 5:11:05 AM
Somalia
Somalia: President Farole congratulates Puntland anti-piracy force for MV Iceberg 1 rescue

BOSSASO, Somalia Jan. 1, 201 3 ( Garowe O nline) - The president of Somalia 's Puntland government Abdirahman Mohamed Farole has congratulated the government 's anti-piracy force Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF) for safely rescuing the 22 hostages of the MV Iceberg 1 vessel held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly 3 years, Garowe Online reports.

President Farole addressing PMPF forces [Dec. 31, 2012]
President Farole visited the PMPF compound in the outskirts of Bossaso on Monday. He was accompanied by Puntland Parliament 's Deputy Speaker Salaad Hared, Puntland Security Minister Khalif Issa Mudan, Agriculture Minister Mohamud Haji Salah, and Deputy Interior Minister Ali Yusuf Ali Hosh.

Abdirizak Awil Farey, PMPF soldier killed during MV Iceberg 1 hostage rescue operation
After being saluted by the PMPF soldiers, President Farole addressed the troops and sent his congratulations for PMPF efforts to safely rescue 22 hostages of MV Iceberg 1 from the pirates. The rescued hostages hailed from Yemen, India, Ghana, Pakistan, Sudan, and the Philippines.

PMPF forces [Dec. 31, 2012]
"
I congratulate you all for your professionalism and patience during the 14-day humanitarian rescue operation which ended in success, praise be to Allah, " said President Farole, adding: "I also extend my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of PMPF soldier Abdirizak Awil Farey who was killed during the rescue operation. "

PMPF forces [Dec. 31, 2012]
President Farole called on the PMPF forces to “continue the anti-piracy campaign” and expressed Puntland government 's “commitment to eradicate piracy” in the region.

PMPF is part of Puntland government forces and was established in 2010 with generous assistance from the United Arab Emirates, with the mandate of fighting piracy. PMPF forces have been deployed at Eyl, Bargal and Hafun coastal towns to disrupt piracy operations, according to the Puntland government.

RELATED:
READ:
Somalia: 22 former hostages speak at press conference in Garowe
READ: Rescued hostages of MV Iceberg 1 recount their 32-month pirate ordeal
READ: Somalia: Puntland Forces Safely Rescue 22 Hostages of MV Iceberg 1

GAROWE ONLINE

RELATED:
Somalia: State Funeral held for popular musician, MP Saado
Somalia: MP murder sparks widespread condemnation
Somalia: Female MP gunned down in Mogadishu amid Ramadan rampage


Advertisement
 

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

EDITORS PICK:

Somalia: State Funeral held for popular musician, MP Saado

MOGADISHU, Somalia July 24, 2014 (Garowe Online)

Somalia: MP murder sparks widespread condemnation

United States Condemns the Killing of Somali MP Saado Ali Warsame in Mogadishu

Somalia: Female MP gunned down in Mogadishu amid Ramadan rampage

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

Somalia: Kenya warplanes target Al Shabaab hideouts again

Somalia: Federal Govt mediates between warring militias in Hiraan

Somalia: Puntland parliament passes controversial media bill

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

Somalia: Puntland Govt seeking to contain polio spread

Somalia's al Shabaab claim responsibility for Kenya bus attack

Somalia: Federal Govt forms technical committee for south-west state

Somalia: Jubaland forces clash with Al Shabaab militants

Somalia: Allied forces, Al Shabaab clash in deadly battle near Qoryoley

About Us | Disclaimer | Copyright | Contact Us