Somalia: Federal Govt to deploy police in liberated areas
MOGADISHU, Somalia Sept 9, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Federal Government of Somalia’s Police Force Chief Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Ismael boasted of improved security situation in volatile Mogadishu despite wave of terror attacks by beleaguered Al Shabaab militants on Tuesday, Garowe online reports.
Ismael disclosed at media briefings that Federal Government will set up police units in areas vacated by militants:"“The distant goal is to increase the outreach and dispatch police regiments to the newly liberated areas," he declared.
“After terrorists were defeated in direct clashes with the army. They infiltrated into the civilian components,” said Police Boss.”The ability of Al Shabaab in Mogadishu dwindled gradually and the recent raid on [Godka Jilicow] intelligence base was testament to their weakness”.
Mogadishu-based security agencies confirmed to Garowe Online that police stepped up anti-terror operations by foiling 11 plots and apprehending 18 perpetrators who involved in 23 killings.
Islamist militants intensified planned assassinations, military-style ambushes and suicide bombings largely in Mogadishu.
Somali troops aided by African Union peacekeepers flushed Al Shabaab fighters out of Mogadishu in August 2011.