Somali PM Sharmake call on Galkayo’s displaced people to return home

Somalia's Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke responds to questions during an interview with Reuters in Nairobi April 23, 2015. Somali and African forces aim to drive al Shabaab Islamist militants out of one of the last major tracts of territory in southern Somalia that the group still holds and which it uses to launch attacks, Sharmarke said on Thursday. To match Interview SOMALIA-KENYA/ REUTERS/Noor Khamis - RTX1A0A0
Somalia’s Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke. [File: Reuters]
Galkayo-(Puntland Mirror) Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmake called on displaced residents of Galkayo town to return home and rebuild their life.

Sharmake made the call on Friday when Puntland and Galmudug began withdrawing their forces from the frontline in Galkayo town of Mudug region following a ceasefire agreement brokered by PM Sharmake and UN officials.

At least 60 people, mostly soldiers from warring sides were killed in clashes in the southern outskirts of Galkayo between Puntland and Galmudug in recent weeks.

Nearly 80,000 people have been displaced by recent fighting in Galkayo, according to the UNHCR report.

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