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New Somalia President Declares War on al-Shabaab Militants

Somalia’s new president has offered al-Shabab militants a 60-day amnesty amid a declaration of war on the group. He also declared the country a war zone and replaced its military and intelligence chiefs. But does he have the capacity to take an all-out war on Al-Shabaab?

BY VOA NEWS

Somalia’s new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, declared war on al-Shabab Thursday, replacing the country’s military leadership and giving the insurgents 60 days to surrender ahead of a fresh offensive.

“Bomb attacks have become a common occurrence,” Mohamed said. “Because of that, I would like to announce to the Somali people that the country is in a state of war, and the state of the war is not going to be on one front. This war will be a justified one.” Continue reading New Somalia President Declares War on al-Shabaab Militants