Somalia: AMISOM troops conclude counter IED training in Arbiska


Forty Ugandan soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) based in Arbiska, 30 km north west of Mogadishu have completed a five-weeks training aimed at enhancing their capacity to counter the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices ( IEDs).

Col. Jimmy Nabiyu Musoke, the Commander of Uganda’s Battle Group (BG) XXX, presided over the closing ceremony of the Route Clearance and Electronic Counter Measure course, in which the soldiers drawn from Battle Groups XXX and XXXI were awarded certificates.

Col. Musoke congratulated the soldiers upon the successful completion of the course and urged them to make the best use of the skills and knowledge newly acquired, to clear the Main Supply Routes (MSRs), and ensure the safety of troops and the local communities.

He hailed the instructors for conducting the training, which he noted is timely, due to challenges brought about by the technological advancements in asymmetric warfare.

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Source: Horn Observer