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28 Nov 2020 | 02:50 AM UTC

Somalia: Demonstrators gather in Beledweyne (Hiiraan province) following clashes outside the city November 28

Demonstrators gather in Beledweyne (Hiiraan province) following clashes between government forces and local militia fighters in the area on November 28; avoid the area, monitor developments



Hundreds of people have gathered on Saturday morning, November 28, to demonstrate in Beledweyne (Hiiraan province). The protesters have reportedly blocked key roads in the city center with burning tyres. The demonstrations reportedly come following clashes in the Ceel-gaal area on the outskirts of Beledweyne earlier on Saturday. Unconfirmed media source suggest federal government forces attacked a local militia base in the area. There have been no immediate reports of injuries.

Further security operations and clashes are possible in the area. In Beledweyne, localized disruptions and a heightened security presence are likely in the near term.


Those in the area are advised to monitor developments, avoid all associated demonstrations, anticipate associated disruptions, and heed instructions issued by local authorities.

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