Mogadishu(SONNA)-Somali Government on Tuesday said that it received six bullet proof vehicles from United States’ state department to help fight against terrorist militant groups in the country,SONNA reported.
Minister of Defense of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E.Mohamed Mursal Sh. Abdirahman told the Somali National News Agency that these vehicles are useful for the Ministry’s services at moment.
“ We received six bullet proof vehicles from U.S State department today, We thank the U. S for supporting us(Somalia) in the fight against Al-Shabaab militants, we will use these vehicles for important services of the Ministry”, Mr. Abdirahman said.
He added that such military help would boost their efforts to defeat terrorist militants in the country.
United States support Somali Government in the war with the militant group of Al-Shabaab and it carried out over 30 airstrikes in southern Somalia in 2017. Many terrorist militants were killed in the joint military operations so far.