Somalia (Xinhua) --
Chairperson of African Union Commission (AUC) Moussa
Faki on Saturday arrived in the Somali capital of
Mogadishu where he met senior government officials to
discuss security and drought.
closed-door meeting with Somali President Mohamed
Abdullahi Mohamed, Faki reaffirmed the commitment of the
continental bloc to restore peace, stability and
development in the horn of Africa state.
Local media reported that Faki discussed the
humanitarian crises unfolding in Somalia due to drought
with Somali president and other senior government
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has
been involved in efforts to pacify Somalia amid
clan-based skirmishes and terrorism that have wreaked
havoc in the country.
militants killed in battle with Somalia troops
by Hashi MOGADISHU Somalia
Seven Al-Shabaab fighters died during a
fierce gun battle with Somali troops on Saturday night
near Bay region in southwest Somalia.
Local officials revealed that a number of soldiers
from Somalia National Army also sustained injuries
during an overnight gun battle with the Al-Qaida-linked
Hassan Hussein Mohamed, minister in charge of
rehabilitating militias in South West State, confirmed
to Xinhua on Sunday the death of seven Al-Shabaab
They were killed during an operation that lasted
several hours near Qansah-dhere town, while six officers
from the Somalia National Army were also injured,
according to Mohamed.
He said the Somalia National Army had also been
involved in delivering humanitarian aid to drought
victims in southwestern parts of the country.