Somalia: ATMIS, UNMAS and key stakeholders conclude conference to counter IEDs

Top officials of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), and key stakeholders, have concluded a three-day conference to take stock of the current measures to counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), in order to develop a comprehensive IED threat mitigation strategy.

The conference in Mogadishu, attended by Somali security forces, the European Union Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia), the UK-Mission Support Team (UK-MST) to ATMIS, and other partners, was closed on Thursday by the ATMIS Force Commander, Lieutenant General Diomede Ndegeya.

In his remarks, Lt. Gen. Ndegeya, noted that there was need to evaluate the conduct of the mission’s activities and operations, with the view of finding solutions to the challenge posed by explosive devices.

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Source: Horn Observer