Somalia's Prime Minister meets with SNA, AMISOM officials in Mogadishu


MOGADISHU, Somalia-  Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre held meeting with senior military commanders from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali National Army (SNA) in the capital Mogadishu, Garowe Online reports.

Sources at the state house said PM Khayre and the army chiefs convened to review the military operations, the effectiveness of ground troops and the strategy in the war against al-Shabaab group.

The meeting has focused on ways to enable SNA and AMISOM forces to conduct an offensive aimed at recapturing the remaining territories under the control of al-Shabaab militant.

"This morning I had a productive meeting with SNA and AMISOM, and agreed all illegal check-points must be cleared to allow humanitarian access to the drought-hit areas," said Somali PM in Twitter post.

The PM has called on African Union forces to help SNA to root out al-Shabaab from the country.

This comes after the Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo recently stated that the country is at war and urged citizens to support the national forces and their allied AMISOM confronting the extremists.