Paving the road to a more secure Somalia

Somali National Army Chief of Defense Forces Maj. Gen. Mohammed Adan Ahmed, right, and Chief of Staff Col. Ahmed Mohammed, left, converse with African Union Mission in Somalia Force Commander Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh during the SNA Symposium in downtown Mogadishu, Jan. 12, 2017. The symposium is part of an ongoing international effort to aid security conditions throughout Somalia by fostering the growth and revitalization of the national military defense force, which disbanded following the collapse of the country’s central government in 1991.
Somali National Army Chief of Defense Forces Maj. Gen. Mohammed Adan Ahmed, right, and Chief of Staff Col. Ahmed Mohammed, left, converse with African Union Mission in Somalia Force Commander Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh during the SNA Symposium in downtown Mogadishu, Jan. 12, 2017. The symposium is part of an ongoing international effort to aid security conditions throughout Somalia by fostering the growth and revitalization of the national military defense force, which disbanded following the collapse of the country’s central government in 1991.
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Paving the road to a more secure Somalia

Leaders of the Somali National Army met with international military and civilian officials to discuss the future of Somalia’s security at the 2017 SNA Symposium in downtown Mogadishu, Jan. 10.

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