AMISOMAfrican Union Mission in Somalia
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One of the key recommendations will also be UNSOS' provision of logistical support to 22, 126 AMISOM uniformed personnel, 70 AMISOM civilians, 10,900 SNA troops when in joint operations with AMISOM and UNSOM.
Now Janale base of AMISOM is under our control," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, Al Shabaab's military operations spokesman, said.
AMISOM, the African Union's force in Somalia, has been battling the Islamist rebels with the Somali army.
Only when the Somalia National Army is properly armed and equipped, and increases its engagements on Joint operations, will AMISOM be in a position to consider an exit strategy.
Hassan's election and the stability of Somalia as it is currently constituted have been in large measure due to AMISOM, which has also brought in its own dynamics.
Paddy Ankunda, the Ugandan spokesman for AMISOM, whose contingent is in charge of the attacked base, confirmed that there is "no more fighting.
The AMISOM was tasked with helping the Somali government to shore up, if not destroy, the Al Shabab group and establish a functioning Somali government.
He said Al-Shabab knew they couldn't afford a fully-fledged conventional war against AMISOM and were also confident that government forces were not even close to becoming a credible Somali alternative.
The peacekeepers -- African Union Mission in Somalia, or AMISOM -- apparently had confiscated the weapons after they were brought in from Libya to Somalia and stored at the AMISOM premises.
AMISOM was initially authorized under a United Nations Security Council Chapter VII mandate in February 2007 to fill the security vacuum created by withdrawing Ethiopian troops.
AMISOM and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia have been working together to regain territories seized by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabab militants.