UK helps Somali National Army battalion graduate


The first battalion of the Somali National Army (SNA) 8th Brigade has graduated from infantry training at the UK-supported training facility in Southwest State, Somalia.

Over 400 SNA soldiers have been trained over 12 months forming the first battalion, the British Embassy in Somalia said last week.

“Through the training provided by British military personnel, the Somali National Army (SNA) troops learnt about gained skills in offensive and defensive operations, live firing, combat first aid, the law of armed conflict among other skills that will help them conduct effective security operations in the country.”

At the graduation ceremony, the UK handed over a military barrack that will house up to 450 Somali troops and act as the military headquarters for the 8th Brigade in South West State.