Turkey supplies Somalia with military vehicles and ambulances

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Turkey provided the Somali National Army with military vehicles and ambulances.

On Tuesday, a ceremony was held at the Turkish Embassy in the capital, Mogadishu, to hand over military vehicles and ambulances to Somali military officials.

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In his statement on Tuesday, Somali Army Chief of Staff Oduwa Yusuf Rageh said that Turkish support is of great importance in the struggle against the terrorist Al-Shabab movement.

Somali soldiers trained by Turkey are actively fighting against al-Shabab.

And last August, Turkey provided the Somali army with 22 armored vehicles to help it maintain security in the country after the decision to withdraw the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM).

Next December, the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) forces will withdraw so that the Somali army will take over the tasks of maintaining security in the country.

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Somalia has been fighting a war for years against Al-Shabab, which was formed in early 2004, an armed movement ideologically affiliated with Al-Qaeda, which has adopted many terrorist operations that have claimed hundreds of lives.