The US is planning to double a shipment of arms, supplies and ammunition from 40t to 80t to help Somalia’s transitional government bring stability to the region.

The Somali Government has been receiving supplies of arms and ammunitions from the US since late June to help defend against an insurgency by Al-Shabab, an Al-Qaeda inspired Islamic militant group.

US State Secretary Hillary Clinton has warned Eritrea to stop providing support to Al-Shabab, which is involved in fighting the transitional government for control of the east African country.

Somalian forces are also receiving training from US forces at a military base in Djibouti.