Somalia: Government Makes Deal With Militia

Somalia: Government Makes Deal With Militia
# 16 March 2010 04:54 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. The government signed an agreement on Monday to give leaders of a powerful militia senior government positions in return for their military support during a long-planned offensive against Islamist insurgents, APA reports quoting “The New York Times” newspaper.

The agreement gives the militia, Ahlu-sunah Wal-jamea, five ministries as well as diplomatic posts and senior positions within the police and intelligence services. The militia holds several towns and districts in central Somalia.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED