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15 May 2019

Maj.Gen. Lakara, Officially Opens Training for AMISOM, SNA Officers

About 35 civil-military coordination (CIMIC) officers in AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA) have completed joint training to enhance their abilities to reach out to communities in liberated areas.

The five-day training, was officially opened by Maj.Gen. Lakara. It ended in Mogadishu on Thursday, building on efforts to enhance relations between SNA and AMISOM troops during joint operations

Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara, the Deputy Force Commander in charge of Operations and Plans, who opened the training, noted that CIMIC activities help improve relations between the military and communities.

He observed that there is more to do in terms of civil-military activities in areas liberated from Al-Shabaab control.

" Looking at the capture of Sabiid Anole and most recently Bariire, a lot of CIMIC-related activities are required. I am urging you to explore opportunities that will contribute to rebuilding efforts, " Maj. Gen. Lakara noted.

The Training covered aspects of human rights, protection of civilians, international relations, implementing Quick Impact Projects (QIPs), addressing sexual and gender-based violence, and conflict-related sexual violence.

The training was organised by AMISOM and the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Somalia, with funding from the UK Mission Support Team (UKMST).

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