U.S. Supplies 300 AK-47 Rifles, 24 PKM Machine Guns to Somali National Army

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 08:41 AM, March 6, 2023
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U.S. Supplies 300 AK-47 Rifles, 24 PKM Machine Guns to Somali National Army
Danab, Somali National Army's elite military force, receiving weapons from U.S., Feb. 28, 2023.

U.S.-delivered military equipment to Somali National Army (SNA) include 300 AK-47 rifles and 24 Pulemot Kalashnikova Modernizirovannyi (PKM) machine guns.

The delivery took place in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb.28, 2023. There were several key leaders in attendance at the arrival of supplies including U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Timothy Trenkle, Minister of Defense to Somalia Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur, and Somali Chief of Armed Forces Brig. Gen. Odowaa Yusuf Rageh.

“The arms and ammunition come from the United States in support of the Somali people who are engaged in a tremendously courageous fight against a horrendous terrorist organization,” said Trenkle. “This is a symbol of our support and it will help the SNA Danab, which is our partner force, in their training and also on the front lines against Al Shabab.”

The culmination of efforts resulted in a $1.25 million delivery of three hundred Avtomat Kalashnikov Model 1947 assault rifles, known as AK-47s, 24 Pulemot Kalashnikova Modernizirovannyi machine guns, also known as PKMs, along with training and live rounds to support this new equipment for the Danab.

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