US Dispatches Its Troops to Somalia

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Dozens of US troops have been deployed in Somalia in order to assist the local forces to fight against the al-Shabaab terrorist group.

US Dispatches Its Troops to Somalia

US troops from the Quick Reaction force, supported by the Cobra helicopter, conduct a search operation near Mogadishu’s Medina hospital on July 27, 1993 (AFP / Patrick Baz)

The US has deployed dozens of its troops in Somalia in order to assist the local authorities to fight against terrorists, the Voice of America (VOA) broadcasting station reported on its website on Friday, citing representatives of the Pentagon.

The broadcasting station noted that on April 2, US servicemen arrived to the Somali capital of Mogadishu at a request of the country’s government. It is assumed that their temporary duty will last until the end of September. During this time, they will assist in training and equipping of the local armed forces and the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM).

As official spokesman for the African Command of the US Armed Forces, Pat Barnes, told VOA, US military will carry out a series of activities in the field of security in order to assist its allies and partners.

So far, a group of US advisers, consisting of about 50 people, who have been assisting the local military in the fight against terrorism, was stationed in Somalia.

The broadcasting station noted that the dispatch of US troops to Somalia means a restoration of US military presence in the country after American peacekeeping contingent left it in March 1994. The decision to withdraw the peacekeepers was taken by then US President Bill Clinton after an attack of militants, which killed 18 US soldiers.

In late March, at a request of the Pentagon, US President Donald Trump approved the broadening of powers of the US Armed Forces in the field of assisting to the AMISOM and the Somali security forces to destroy the al-Shabaab terrorist group, which is considered to be a branch of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization, in the country.

The conflict in Somalia broke out in the early 1990s and has been continuing to this day. The situation in the African country has recently become of great concern to Washington. This is connected with the fact that young Americans, immigrants from Somali communities, have started to actively visit to extremist camps, operating in their historical homeland. The US authorities fear that they will return back as trained terrorists.

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  • John

    pfffffffft, ………. gee, I thought AMISOM was kicking ass. We are going to bleed our treasury dry, while continuing to create situations which will live beyond anybody’s grasp. When people have no other choice, humanity will act just like a pack of any other type of violent predator. People will find a way to eat. This is giving a manicure, to someone who has lost their legs and arms. At this moment, I don’t know what to say anymore. I wish well to all.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    CIA created al-Shabaab as a pretense and excuse to be in African and Somalia and surrounding regions.
    CIA/Deep-State/ISIS are all the same exact organisation, with different branch-managements.
    https://nodisinfo.com/al-shabaab-is-a-joint-zionist-us-creation/

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2487246/Was-Kenya-mall-massacre-mastermind-backed-CIA-cash-Disturbing-claims-double-agent-worked-terror-suspect-years.html

    • Papi1960R

      You probably need to see a medical professional to address your Cranial Rectal Impact Syndrome.

    • Thegr8rambino

      but why? what could they want in somalia, much less africa?

      • Bill Wilson

        You must not keep up with current events. Those extremists have been practicing piracy off Somalia’s coastline for quite some time. They’ve been hijacking merchant vessels then demanding ransoms for the crew and ship. At the same time they’ve been running amok inland terrorizing the peasants. Somalia can’t get their economy going until those extremists are wiped out.

        • Thegr8rambino

          I do actually thank you, but I dont see why that needs more american lives to be risked

          • Bill Wilson

            Because nobody else is willing to step in until we make the first move.

          • Thegr8rambino

            why do we always have to make the first move?

  • Toni Liu

    Yep they seem forgot what those aidid man did to them in the past, this new goverment love more blood soaked american back to their own country and bloody civilian send to their grave on their land, what a fu*k trump this what you want, we already evade a evil b*tch for ww3 and now you make ww3 slammed over our face, hope all your cabinet, congress what ever that sh*t die in nuclear blast

  • Expo Marker

    So much for staying out of foreign conflicts and diverting funds to rebuild America…

    • Solomon Krupacek

      diverting funds? trump always told, he will give more money for army. and america first, americ great again was alsways bloody way. i do not understand people, how were able to believe, he will be better den killary. :)

      • Jonathan Cohen

        During the primary, Trump promised to cut military spending by half! and to bomb Saudi Arabia with what was left!
        The Tomahawks only destroyed 6 old planes and most of them may have hit ISIS!
        Most Americans would cheer if Russia bombed Saudi Arabia like Trump promised. Fewer, but still many Americans would cheer Iran for doing so. We certainly wish Russia had stayed in Afghanistan long enough to prevent 9/11. Good thing YPG will soon bring abortion rights to Raqqa! then Mecca!

      • Bill Wilson

        Trump and Hillary are both thieves, Trump had a nasty habit of not paying subcontractors when projects were completed. Hillary and Bill got caught stealing valuable items that were gifts for use in the White House and kept in a basement storeroom. One item was a set of silverware donated by Alexander Hamilton. They did this just before they left the WH and moved to NY. Everything they took was small enough to fit inside their pockets, waist lines and purse. The WH Staff had hidden cameras inside the storeroom that those sleazeballs didn’t know about and those only ran when someone was inside. The staff checked out the film then inventoried the rooms contents to see if anything was missing. They made a list of what was then called the Clintons and ordered them to return the items in person immediately or they’ll file a complaint with the police. Both showed up with the goods, dropped them off and hauled ass back to NY. Our liberal MSM never bothered informing the public about that.

    • cortisol

      America is a permanent war economy. In this context, building America means precisely foreign wars.

      • Jonathan Cohen

        That fake economic model didn’t work so well for the Soviet Union!

  • JPH

    another “black hawk down” in the making

    • Jonathan Cohen

      How did the opponent then relate to the opponent now???

      • JPH

        Guess that wont make much difference anyway.
        US’ presence and its “my way or the highway” approach invariably has demonstrated a quite remarkable ability in creating a countervailing power over the last six decades in countries all over the world. So why would that be different now?

  • FlorianGeyer

    This is why much of the world loves Americans so much. Their guns and shades are just soooo cool.
    Enforcing US Democratic Values on other nations is just the American method of dispensing Foreign Aid.

    • Bill Wilson

      You forgot about all the grains the US gives away to those who are starving.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Thats to impress people like you whilst the countries resources are looted by the US or their vassals.

        • Bill Wilson

          It impresses those starving Africans. They love George W. Bush since he made their governments become honest with their distribution of foreign aid if they expected to receive more along with American Country Western Music.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Honest governments in Africa , LOL. .
            What Libtard planet are you on ?

          • Bill Wilson

            The same libtard planet that allowed the Reds to take over Czarist Russia.

          • FlorianGeyer

            There we agree and the Reds were 99% Khazar Jews and funnily enough the US today is effectively controlled by Khazar Jews. Zionist Libtards in all parties and organs of government , commerce ,media and entertainment.

        • Bill Wilson

          The Chinese are doing their best to loot impoverished countries resources. They even bring in Chinese workers while the West hired and trained the locals.

  • Tom Tom

    Donald the traitor to the people who elected him, i.e. the anti-war Bannon libertarians.
    We can’t AFFORD any more wars.

  • Jonathan Cohen

    The only African Ally is Mozambique with their abortion rights. Equipping anti abortion forces anywhere can backfire like in Afghanistan.