The leaders of Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia have met Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to review measures to weaken al-Shabab.
Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya to help Somalia fight rebels
Top leaders of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya have agreed to begin “search and destroy” operations to push al-Shabab militants out of neighbouring Somalia.
The move follows an intensified offensive by Somalia’s federal government against the rebel group over the past few months.
It has taken back control of several towns and villages in central Somalia with the help of US military, allied clan militias and forces belonging to Somali regional governments.
Kenya’s President William Ruto, Djibouti’s President Ismail Omer Guelleh and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met their Somali counterpart Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Mogadishu to review measures to weaken al-Shabab.