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Rebel commander arrives in Mogadishu to hold talks with Villa Somalia

MOGADISHU (SD) – Somali government succeeded to convinced rebel commander in central to hold talks with the federal government leaders in Mogadishu.

A  former Somali national army (SNA), Abukar Warsame Huud has today landed at Aden Adde International Airport where was welcomed by SNA officials.

Early this week, Huud who had been figh government since last year had held talks with SNA Infantry commander Mohamed Tahlil Bihi in Beledweyne where both sides agreed to end clashes in Hiiraan region.

Later, today, Hud is expected to meet with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo at Villa Somalia.

Early this month, militias loyal to Huud and SNA forces outside Beledweyne town after Huud militias attempted ambushed SNA convoy heading operations against al-Shabaab in Hiiraan region.

Several combatants from both sides were killed in the fighting  which lasted for hours.

Hud and his faction are protesting the election of Ali Guudlaawe as the president of HirShabelle arguing his election violated clan power matrix which dictated a new president should have come from Hiiraan region.

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