We as AMISOM, apart from the instructional work, we are also mentors trying to show
them the right things to be done.”
11. Wide shot of Somali National Army (SNA) troops as they move towards the “enemyposition” during the training session.
12. Wide shot of Somali National Army (SNA) troops as they simulate an attack.13. Closeup of a Somali National Army (SNA) soldier in a defensive position.14. Wide shot of Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers in a defensive position.15. Closeup shot of Somali National Army (SNA) soldier crawling on the ground.16. Wide shot of Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers lying on the ground and charging17. SOUNDBITE (English) Major James Bua, Chief Instructor, AMISOM Jazeera TrainingCamp:
“We have other short courses which we do run here. You had a chance of witnessing the
snipers at the range over there. These are marksmen, AMISOM marksmen being takenthrough a three-
week training programme.”
18. Wide shot of AMISOM marksmen and instructors on the ground during their targetpractise session.19. Wide shot of target practice boards.20. Medium shot of AMISOM marksmen on the ground during their target practisesession.21. Closeup shot of AMISOM marksmen taking shots.22. Wide shot of AMISOM marksman packing up his weapon.23. Medium shot of AMISOM marksman checking the target practice board.STORY:77 platoon commanders and non-commissioned officers with the Somali National Armyare being trained by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in battle drills andweapon handling.Over the last two years, the Somali National Security Forces, with the support of AMISOM, have forced al Qaeda linked extremist group al Shabaab, out of most urbancentres across south and central Somalia, enabling the country to inaugurate a new andrepresentative political order.AMISOM is helping to train the core of a rejuvenated Somali National Army as well as aSomali Police Force. The current course is already in its eighth week and the officers are
expected to graduate in two weeks’ time.