The largest mass-arrest operation ever in Mogadishu has been launched today by the national security agency and the police forces of Somalia, searching for Al Shabaab suspected members and freelance armed groups against peace and stability in the capital.
The operation which started early on Thursday morning continued until the afternoon conducted in Mogadishu’s Hamar-jajab district, where the national security agency and the police forces of Somalia netted 323 people in suspicion of Al shabab suspects.
“The objective of the operation was to make sure the security of the capital and to eliminate the remnants of anti-peace elements in Mogadishu.” Col. Khalif Ahmed Ereg, NSA’s Banadir commander told reporters in Mogadishu.
He said the operation was conducted jointly by the NSA and the police forces and will continue until the overall security is assured.
The move came as the horn of Africa nation is going to hold a presidential election on September 10, 2012, that will mark a historic step forward and the end of 11-years long-running transitional period.
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