14 Apr '17, 1pm

US sends dozens of troops to Somalia

WASHINGTON — Dozens of American military personnel have arrived in Somalia to support local forces battling al-Qaida loyalists active throughout east Africa in what appears to be an extension of U.S.-led counter-terror mission there. As first reported by Voice of America , an unspecified number of soldiers from the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division arrived in the capital, Mogadishu, on April 2. They are partnered with the Somali army and focused on improving its logistical capability, said Chuck Prichard, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command. The mission is one of various "events" planned in Somalia, he added. "This mission is not associated with teaching counter-extremism tactics," Prichard said via email. Rather, it's designed to give government forces the training and equipment they need to sustain their fight against the al-Qaida affiliate al Shabaab, he said. It's ex...

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