Two planes carrying weapons, small guns and battle wagons including ammunitions for Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama’a landed at Dhuusa Mareeb and Ceel Dheere districts of Galgaduud region, in central Somalia.
These weapons are reportedly to be part of the US support to the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and it’s aimed at supporting the groups that back the government forces against the Insurgents.
Reliable sources confirmed to Somalilandpress that Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama’a is currently mobilizing its fighters to seize areas controlled by Al-Shabab militants.
Sources indicate that these weapons could not be transported via roads due to fears that Al-Shabab fighters who are reported to have been searching public vehicles that use roads linking Mogadishu to other central regions, could seize them.
The military cooperation between Somali government and Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama’a group has been strengthened for the past months following the meeting between the senior leaders of the government and the officials of the group.
Both sides are united in fighting against Al-Shabab and Hisb Al-Islam groups in southern and central regions of Somalia.
Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama’a Islamic group has recently vowed to launch heavy attack on the Insurgents and was planning to capture several regions of Somalia including Hiiraan and Middle Shabeelle region.
By Abdinasir Mohamed