Biden to deploy troops back to Somalia to counter Al-Shabab extremists | USA Today


It’s an effort that American military leaders said had been hampered by then-President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw forces from the country.
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U.S. troops will be repositioned from elsewhere in Africa to train and provide other support to Somali forces in their fight against the rebel group. Al-Shabab is considered the largest and wealthiest affiliate of the al-Qaida extremist organization.

The announcement is a reminder that the U.S. remains engaged in the long fight against Islamic extremists even if that fight has been eclipsed by the war in Ukraine and other matters.

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