Qatar gives Casspir armored vehicles to Somalia


Qatar has donated 68 Casspir  armored vehicles to Somalia as parts of efforts to rebuild and strengthen the fractured country’s army forces, in fighting against an Islamist insurgency.


Qatar gives Somalia armored vehicles
 Casspir armored vehicle (Picture source: Army Recognition)


"The aid will help Somalia's effort to establish peace and stability, and fight terrorism" the Qatar's Ministry of Defense said in a statement. Somali army has no armored vehicles, nor modern military hardware, raising fears of their capability in taking over the country’s overall security after the planned withdrawal of African Union (AMISOM) forces. In December 2018, Qatar's Air Forces dispatched 24 armored vehicles aboard three aircraft to Mali.


 

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