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Biden to deploy troops to Somalia to counter al-Shabab

US to resume military presence in Somalia. US to counter threat posed by al-Shabab.

Where: Somalia

The Facts

The President has approved the deployment of troops to Somalia, acting in response to a request from the Department of Defense.
A Department of Defense news release stated, “The president has authorized the Department of Defense to return a small, persistent U.S. military presence to Somalia.”
The Department of Defense recognizes that al-Shabab poses a heightened threat because of its increasing strength.
A White House press briefing stated, “Today in Somalia, we face al Qaeda’s largest and wealthiest global affiliate, and one that holds substantial territorial safe haven. The decision to reintroduce a small but persistent presence was made, first and foremost, to maximize the safety and effectiveness of our force and enable them to provide better support of our partners.”
Al Shabaab is allegedly seeking to topple the Somalian government and establish its own rule.

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