On 22nd February 2018, at the General Dhagabadan Shooting Range, a platoon of the 1st Light Infantry Company (LIC) trained by EUTM-S instructors, carried out a live fire exercise using AK-47 weapons of the Somali National Army (SNA). The activity, which represents the consequent step forward after the theory and practical preparation of the SNA trainees, took place under the direction of Trainers of the European Union Training Mission Somalia (EUTM-S) together with the personnel of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

The SNA soldiers, who were participating in their first experience of live firing in a shooting range, showed high level of dedication and commitment as well as mastery in weapon handling. The trainees experienced shooting from different positions and their scores were really encouraging.

The European Union Training Mission, continue to conduct a comprehensive approach to SSR in order to contribute to increasing the capability of Somali’s Security Forces in close coordination with International Partners.