Saturday, April 15, 2017

U.S. Deploys Regular Ground Troops To Somalia (Update)

Task & Purpose: Dozens Of US Troops Head To Mogadishu For The First Time Since ‘Black Hawk Down’

It’s a busy month for U.S. military forces, with dynamic situations in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Korea. But don’t sleep on the Horn of Africa, either.

Dozens of U.S. soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division have been deployed to Mogadishu to train Somali and African Union troops who are fighting al-Shabab jihadists there, according to a new report by VOA News.

Al-Shabab, an extremist group aligned with Al-Qaeda, has gained notoriety in recent years for its persecution of Christians, widespread abductions, and large-scale terrorist attacks in East Africa.

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More News On U.S. Deploying Regular Ground Troops To Somalia

US sends dozens of troops to Somalia, 1st time in decades -- AP
US troops to help Somalia fight al-Shabab -- BBC
US sending dozens more troops to Somalia -- CNN
VOA Exclusive: Dozens More US Troops Deployed to Somalia -- VOA
Dozens of US troops secretly deployed to Somalia -- New Arab
Why did Donald Trump just send dozens of troops to Somalia? -- Annalisa Merelli, Quartz

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