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Al-Shabaab denounces new Somalia leader

The Somalia based, al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group known as Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen has denounced newly elected Somalia President, Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’, for backing the African Union troops currently in the country on a mission to weed out the Islamist fighters.

Through their radio broadcast, the militants termed efforts to rebuild the national army as an “endless project”.

This is after Somalia’s President Farmajo, who holds a citizenship from both Somalia and the United States, ran a strong electoral campaign against 19 other opponents which focused on nationalism and ridding the famously failed state of the Islamic terrorist group al-Shabaab.

In the end, now President Farmajo won over the people of Somalia and was sworn in as the nation’s president on February 8th.

On Thursday, February 17, two people were killed in a barrage of mortar rounds fired toward Somalia’s presidential palace as the country’s new leader moved in.

President Mohamed was not injured in the attack.


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