MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Somalia-based Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants have scaled up attacks in Somalia for the laser five years, a report published by the CMDR team notes, arguing that the African Union Transition Mission [ATMIS] troops are not willing to help the country fight the militants.
Both Somalia and AU soldiers have been fundamental in the fight against the militants who control large swathes of the rural central and southern parts of the country, but the content of the report may trigger rebuttal from the ATMIS troops who have been in the country for over a decade.
In May this year, ATMIS suffered one of the greatest setbacks when the militants...
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