Somalia: Farmajo appoints new military commanders


The Somali head of state on Wednesday appointed new military commanders as part of the country’s ongoing efforts to “improve security and reform the armed forces.”

President Mohamed Abdilahi Farmajo of Somalia appointed Brigadier General Abdulhamid Mohamed Dirir as the new chief commander of the Somali Navy Force and Brigadier Gen. Abas Ali as the new commander of the infantry troops of the Somali national army.

The change is part of ongoing reforms of the  military in a bid to strengthen the security apparatus of Somalia’s security agencies.


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