Media: Somalia launches pirate offensive

The security forces in the Somali region Puntland have launched massive operations in Galkayo, the capital of the Mudug region. At least five pirates have been arrested and one individual has been killed, writes Somalia Report.

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Over the course of the last five days, several hundred Somalian security forces have been mounted in Galkayo, the capital of the Mudug region which is also a part of the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland. The operation, which started on the first day of Ramadan, has been launched with the intension of bringing stability to the region.

“Yes, Puntland security troops are doing new security operations in the region. We are fighting insecurity and pirates are one of our main targets. The government will not allow anything that can cause insecurity – whatever it is,” said the governor of the Mudug region, Mohamed Yusuf Jama, to Somalia Report.  

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