Somali parents take to streets over 'missing' army recruits

Somali parents today staged a protest in the capital Mogadishu, demanding the government disclose the whereabouts of their sons who were taken to Eritrea for military training, Anadolu Agency reports. This fresh protest by the parents comes days after a UN human rights report, citing "credible sources", said that Somali trainees have crossed to the Eritrean border along with the Eritrean forces to fight in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region. Bashir Sheikh Ali, the father of a recruit, told Anadolu Agency in Mogadishu they want the government to explain the recruiting process and the whereabout of their sons. "Our son was very young and he was told that he was going to Qatar for training. He was told he will be […]

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