Female Somali National Army training in Beledweyne.

Female Somali National Army training in Beledweyne.Female Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers stand to attention at a training camp, where they are instructed by the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in Belet Weyne, about 315 km (196 miles) from the capital Mogadishu, in this picture provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support (AU-UN IST) team.

According to the AU-UN IST, the city, which is Somalia’s fifth largest, was first liberated from the extremist group al Shabab in September 2011 by Ethiopian troops, but was taken over by the Djiboutian contingent of the AMISOM in September 2012.

Female Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers stand to attention at a training camp, where they are instructed by the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in Belet Weyne , about 315 km (196 miles) from the capital Mogadishu, February 19, 2013, in this picture provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support (AU-UN IST) team. According to the AU-UN IST, the city, which is Somalia's fifth largest, was first liberated from the extremist group al Shabab in September 2011 by Ethiopian troops, but was taken over by the Djiboutian contingent of the AMISOM in September 2012.

Female Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers stand to attention at a training camp, where they are instructed by the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in Belet Weyne , about 315 km (196 miles) from the capital Mogadishu, February 19, 2013, in this picture provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support (AU-UN IST) team. According to the AU-UN IST, the city, which is Somalia’s fifth largest, was first liberated from the extremist group al Shabab in September 2011 by Ethiopian troops, but was taken over by the Djiboutian contingent of the AMISOM in September 2012.

Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers stand to attention at a training camp, where they are instructed by the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in Belet Weyne, about 315 km (196 miles) from the capital Mogadishu, February 19, 2013, in this picture provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support (AU-UN IST) team. According to the AU-UN IST, the city, which is Somalia's fifth largest, was first liberated from the extremist group al Shabab in September 2011 by Ethiopian troops, but was taken over by the Djiboutian contingent of the AMISOM in September 2012.

Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers stand to attention at a training camp, where they are instructed by the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in Belet Weyne, about 315 km (196 miles) from the capital Mogadishu, February 19, 2013, in this picture provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support (AU-UN IST) team. According to the AU-UN IST, the city, which is Somalia’s fifth largest, was first liberated from the extremist group al Shabab in September 2011 by Ethiopian troops, but was taken over by the Djiboutian contingent of the AMISOM in September 2012.

A young woman stands by the door way of a hospital in Belet Weyne

A young woman stands by the door way of a hospital in Belet Weyne, about 315 km (196 miles) from the capital Mogadishu, February 19, 2013, in this picture provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support (AU-UN IST) team. According to the AU-UN IST, the hospital is currently the region’s only facility and has just one doctor. The AU-UN IST added that Belet Weyne, Somalia’s fifth largest city, was liberated from the extremist group al Shabab in September 2011 by Ethiopian troops, but was taken over by the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

A general view of Belet Weyne, Somalia's fifth largest city, is seen in this February 18, 2013 picture provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support (AU-UN IST) team. According to the AU-UN IST, the city was first liberated from the extremist group al Shabab in September 2011 by Ethiopian troops, but was taken over by the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in September 2012.

A general view of Belet Weyne, Somalia’s fifth largest city, is seen in this February 18, 2013 picture provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support (AU-UN IST) team. According to the AU-UN IST, the city was first liberated from the extremist group al Shabab in September 2011 by Ethiopian troops, but was taken over by the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in September 2012.

Source: Reuters

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