The Ethiopian Herald (Addis Ababa)
December 29, 2006
Posted to the web December 29, 2006
Somalia Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to AU, Abdikarin Farah said the transitional government army retake and fully control 16 cities in Puntland, central Somalia and South-East Baidoa from the hands of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) and now progressing to the capital, Mogadishu.
In a press conference he gave to local journalists and foreign correspondents yesterday, the ambassador said the Somali people warmly welcomed the transitional government in areas where it recently recaptured by offering whatever they have at their disposal. click