Somali military officers attend a training programme by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at their military base in Mogadishu, Somalia November 1, 2017. Picture taken November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Rival forces in the Somali army shot at each other in the capital Mogadishu Monday, with one group trying to storm a former United Arab Emirates-run training center, soldiers and residents said.The UAE has trained hundreds of troops since 2014 as part of an effort boosted by an African Union military mission to defeat a militant insurgency and secure the country for the government backed by Western countries, Turkey and the United Nations.The Gulf nation ended its program in Somalia this month after Somali security forces seized millions of dollars and temporarily held a UAE plane.General Abdiweli Jama Gorod, the commander of Somali National Army said they had arrested some soldiers who were behind the attempt take away equipment from the facility.
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