AMISOM and UNMAS pledge to work together to counter the threat of IEDs in Somalia


The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) have pledged to strengthen their collaboration to effectively counter the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to the country’s stability.

The pledge was made on Tuesday at a meeting between the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Madeira and the new Head of UNMAS Somalia, Qurat-ul-Ain Sadozai.

Ambassador Madeira and Ms. Sadozai also promised to work closely with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to tackle the use of Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED), which has become Al-Shabaab’s weapons of choice in the capital, Mogadishu, and other parts of the country.

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Source: ReliefWeb