The New Paper

December 7, 2020

Pentagon announces troop withdraw in Somalia

The Pentagon announced plans to withdraw a majority of the 700 US troops currently stationed in Somalia. US forces had largely been deployed in the East African nation to support counterterrorism efforts, and the Pentagon noted that the US will retain the ability to conduct counterterrorism operations after the withdraw (source). Additional details on the decision were not provided.
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