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Al-Shabaab, a militant group that has been fighting against the Somalian Government since 2006 attacked Soldiers from The Ugandan Anatomy, who were representing the United Nations Peacekeeping mission in Somalia to defend the Somalian Government from the Islamists. These terrorists ranging about 800 attacked and killed some of the Ugandan Military. President Museveni has expressed regret over the actions of The Ugandan Army who drew away upon the plot of The Al-Shabab Millitants. President Museveni was optimistic that this was a chance for the Ugandan Military to rather kill the Millitants. He has warned The Ugandan Military to be courageous and take on their terrorists next time, to win the battle against their enemies.

President Museveni expressed his condolences to the families of all soldiers from The Ugandan Anatomy, who lost their lives. These were also some remarkable words by President Museveni captured by AFRICAN VOICES INTERNATIONAL TALKING DRUMS , after the incident. “…it was a missed opportunity, to annihilate them. The operations are continuing, and they will regret their actions.” Hundred of Al-Shabab militants stormed Bulo-Mareer, 120 kilometers (75 miles) southwest of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu where Ugandan troops were settling in Somalia. This happened in the early morning hours of last Friday. Some of the Soldiers from the Ugandan Anatomy unfortunately were afraid and did not fight back and drew away. Some of these soldiers were shot and lost their lives. The number of lost lives is undisclosed now according to representatives of AFRICAN VOICES INTERNATIONAL. The Al-Shabab Militant group have already stated that they have killed 137 Ugandan Soldiers.

These were a few words extracted from President Museveni’s statement after the Al-Shabab attack – “Those defences are quite strong although they are guarded by light weapons. There were two tanks, two 14.5mm anti- air-craft guns and a 107mm Katyusha rocket launcher. Some of the soldiers there did not perform as expected and panicked, which disorganized them and the Al-Shabaab took advantage of that to overran the base and destroy some of the equipment,”


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