Somali Soldier and AU Vehicle

A Somali National Army (SNA) soldier walks past a fighting vehicle of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) following a ground advance the night before as part of a joint Somali National Army (SNA) and AMISOM operation in an area south-west of the Somali capital Mogadishu. Troops from both the Ugandan and Burundian contingents of AMISOM and SNA units advanced on foot to the dense area of bush south of Elasha Biya, itself approx. 15km west of Mogadishu, which was hitherto occupied by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Al Shabaab and being used to launch attacks along the Afgooye corridor, the main thoroughfare west of the Somali capital.

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-01


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