Thursday, 18 July 2019 03:32 GMT

Escalated U.S. strikes in Somalia not way of peace: analysts

(MENAFN) Analysts suggested that Somalia will not see peace or stability through escalated U.S. strikes against Al-Shabaab terrorists, since it will not present more attacks.

Emeritus professor at the University of South Africa, Shadrack Gutto emphasized that "Somalia needs a national dialogue."

According to the professor, "international support should focus on reaching a negotiated peace and justice based on reconciliation."

The international community received a call from the professor to contribute in training the Somali military and provide it with tools in order to safeguard the territory of the country.

"No foreign power can bring stabilization to another country, especially where there are divisions, as in the case of Somalia, where one group - Al-Shabaab - says it's fighting to create an Islamic state, while other groups fight for clan or ethnic dominance," Gutto noted.

"I think that U.S. airstrikes are a short-term [i.e., cosmetic] solution for stabilizing Somalia," the expert further added.


Escalated U.S. strikes in Somalia not way of peace: analysts


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