Government of Nur Hassan Hossein has vowed to take the Somali town of Kismayu back as soon as it gets vote of confidence from parliament.
The Somali government is deploying fresh troops to capture the port city of Kismayu in southern Somali from forces who view the government as Ethiopia’s puppet, Press TV correspondent in Somalia reported on Monday.
The Somali government, which almost gained a vote of confidence Monday, seeks more Ethiopian support to prepare its military forces to defeat anti-government fighters.
The news comes as insurgents still attack government forces in the capital Mogadishu. At least seven Somali soldiers were killed in the latest Mogadishu clashes and dozens more were injured.
Somalia, a Horn of Africa nation, struggles to break free from years of internal violence that have brought hunger, insecurity and instability to millions across the country.
The country has been plagued by almost uninterrupted civil unrest since the 1991 ouster of former president Mohamed Siad Barre.