Are Civilians Starting to Turn Against the TFG?

Somalia’s national army commanders are growing increasingly concerned that the civilian population is turning against its troops in southern Somalia as reports of discipline cases against government forces by the local resident increases.

Brigadier General Meirah, the TFG’s top commander in the Juba regions, told Somalia Report that commanders are facing a big task in the south to win public support after dozens of Somali national forces have disregarded military ethics ‘to respect law and protect civilians’. Mohammed Yusuf reports from Southern Somalia.

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