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America Redeploys Troops To Somalia After Withdrawing Them During Trump's Era

America Redeploys Troops To Somalia After Withdrawing Them During Trump's Era

The United States of America has redeployed 500 troops to Somalia to help in the fight against militant Islamists.

The redeployment came after former US President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of the troops in December 2020 following years of strained relations with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s predecessor Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmajo” who was voted out of office by Somalia’s lawmakers.

The US considered Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmajo” to be a failure both in terms of governance and the campaign against Islamist militant groups al-Shabab and the much smaller Somali branch of the Islamic State (IS) group.

The US Africa Command (Africom) said it will maintain a “small, persistent US military presence” in Somalia.

This comes as Somalis have experienced a surge of Islamist attacks since the departure of U.S. troops.

The number of al-Shabab attacks rose from 1 771 to 2 072 in the year following the US pull-out, according to The Africa Centre for Strategic Studies.

Last month, security officials said that about 450 al-Shabab fighters attacked an African Union base in southern Somalia, killing at least 40 Burundian soldiers.

United Nations experts have described al-Shabab as al-Qaeda’s most powerful and wealthy affiliate. They estimate it has as many as 12 000 fighters and the ability to raise a monthly revenue of about $10m (£8m).

A previous campaign of US air strikes disrupted the group’s activities, preventing senior militants from moving around and making it more difficult for al-Shabab infantry to carry out big attacks.

Some are sceptical about the return of the US military, highlighting that ordinary people have become victims of US drone attacks.

The UAE, Qatar, the UK, the European Union, Eritrea, Uganda, Kenya, Djibouti and others have also been involved.

This has led to a lack of coordination within the security forces. In some cases, troops trained by a particular country become aligned with a particular political group.

In April 2021, fierce fighting erupted between different factions of the security forces in Mogadishu sparking fears of a return to the catastrophic civil war of the 1990s.

Rumour is rife in Somaliland that America is planning to build a military base in Berbera.

There are plenty of reasons for the US to be interested in Somaliland, a territory that is in a highly strategic location, according to The Star.

i). Its 800km (500-mile) coastline stretches along one of the world’s busiest shipping routes.

ii). Its neighbour, Djibouti, is “full” offoreign military bases, including Chinese and American ones.

iii). Berbera offers an attractive alternative as it is close to some of the world’s most unstable places, including Yemen, Somalia and Ethiopia, which has been a key US ally in the “War on Terror”.

Meanwhile, Somalia regards Somaliland as an integral part of Somalia which means the U.S. has to be cautious.

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28 Comments

Gred 3 weeks ago

Ethiopia is a failed state Zimbabwe may follow suit someday. Watch the space


SRM 3 weeks ago

we already a failed state. what works in zim. Somalia has a lower rate of inflation

mubhabhatidzi 3 weeks ago

AMERICAN SATANISTS cause confusion wherever they go

Mujibha 3 weeks ago


America will just cause more bloodshed just as in Lybia. 500 soldiers can not fight al-queda.


U 3 weeks ago

Those 500 are mainly operators or special forces who are normally airborne using helicopters .They usually operate in teams of 5 or less especially the Navy Seals or Delta force type.They are also drone teams who provide technical support to the drones carrying out survillance or precise attacks on militant positions mainly with the assistance of the host nation.With these units you won't see them moving around in tanks or the normal army patrols they are mainly assigned those high risk surprise operations behind the enemy lines and they are lethal and t****ugh.

Nyoro 3 weeks ago

but you have to know that all rebels including alshabab are sponsored by america,know one can have money to stand against any government to aquire weapons and fight its very expressive.

cde chipopi 3 weeks ago

dai vato deployer zvavo mu Zimbabwe pamwe mutemo ungashanda


Nyangirai Lacoste 3 weeks ago

takatodiploya ahead of 2023 elections titori paround as backbone of ZANU PF
takatohwina zanu pf takatohwina


nyangirai lacoste 3 weeks ago

musanditerere ndiri mupengo weguka 🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴

mthwakazi ka ndaba 3 weeks ago

US will amaze you
she is always out to sponsor conflicts
then turn around to preach peace


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3 weeks ago

They spark or add more fuel to the war then they watch putting sanctions
Preaching peace
Like what they did to Russia on Ukraine war


Vesto 3 weeks ago

Assisting a small invaded country like Ukraine is not war mongering. War monger is Putin who invaded Ukraine to divert attention from his failure as a leader in Russia.

If the USA and NATO had not assisted Ukraine, in Putin we would have seen the emergence of a modern day Hitler. And that can never do.

We must be grateful to the USA and NATO for stopping Putin in his tracks

Delta Force & Navy Seal 3 weeks ago

Those 500 are mainly operators or special forces who are normally airborne using helicopters .They usually operate in teams of 5 or less especially the Navy Seals or Delta force type.They are also drone teams who provide technical support to the drones carrying out survillance or precise attacks on militant positions mainly with the assistance of the host nation.With these units you won't see them moving around in tanks or the normal army patrols they are mainly assigned those high risk surprise operations behind the enemy lines and they are lethal and t****ugh.


Navy Seal 3 weeks ago

We are already in Somalia. Musatambe nesu we are an elite group of highly trained soldiers. Ndidu takabata Osam bin laden 😁


Dubs 3 weeks ago

Blood thirsty Americans!


3 weeks ago

Empty headed ****

3 weeks ago

Empty headed nincòmpóôp

Modern Smart War 3 weeks ago

Modern warfare it's not about numbers ,it's about very few well trained , motivated, well payed,well supported with the latest military gear and other equipment.Russians thought that since they have more soldiers and military vehicles , missiles and tanks i2mins now they have been embarrassed now resorting to infrastructure devastation using long range missiles and artillery fire kkkkkkkk.ndyni aimbofunga kty Russia ichakumbira Iran help kkkkk.soon vachauya kunokumbirawo kuno ku
Southern Africa kkkkkk.SMART WAR


swat 3 weeks ago

Russia is not embarrassed,you follow lies from western media from history Ukrainian and Russia are one people the worst problem in the world its America dividing to rule,but the whole of uerope its under American control,but you will see that the Ukrainian war its the demice of America Russia can not use nukes in Ukrainian they will olso affect Russia,yhats the world is moving away from weaponised currency called the USD. China and Russia there are the only countries that will make it possible for the end of American dominance look from history,


o'brien 3 weeks ago

@swat usanyepere vanhu iwe. Russian and Ukrainians were one people kudhara before Ukraine was declared an independent state verenga cold war baba. Russia became jealousy that Ukraine is now making her own decisions, dining with her enemies and applying for EU admission. Now Russia is forcing Ukraine to be loyal but Ukrainians varikuti no. They held talks to end the war but Zelensky akaramba ma terms and conditions eRussia. Zvakangofana nekuudza your neighbor who is your brother kuti usatamba naJohn naSam nekuti ndakarovana navo kubhawa 40 years ago. Then your brother voramba vachiti haundipe hupfu vanaJohn naSam ma friends angu vanondibatsira zvakaoma.

Vesto 3 weeks ago

@swat, your hatred of the USA is clouding your perception and thinking capacity.

How can Zelenzsky accept ceding 4 regions to Russia? What kind of leadership would that be?

10 month's after invading Ukraine and Russia is withdrawing. Isn't that being embarrassed? By now if Russia was as mighty as they thought they were, they should have overrun Ukraine with its shorter supply routes, larger army etc. But no, how Ukraine is now bombing Russian barracks inside Russia.

Actually what that war is doing, is to herald the demise of Russia as a world power. They have been humbled by a hitherto unknown power (militarily)).

China was told by Biden to stop supporting Russia and they did. China realized it would be on the losing side, and now for all his bravado, Putin is now banking on drones and military hardware from Iran, of all countries - not China mind you

o'brien 3 weeks ago

Putin thought kuti it was going to be easy kkkk now zvaramba ave kunyara kurega bcoz inozonzi idefeat. Bombing buildings killing innocent people is evil and satanic. America iri nani inouraya ma rebels than Russia inouraya ma civilians jus like terrorist. People left their homes and other died only because of hunger for dominance. China is threatening to do the same to Taiwan because Taiwan refused to take orders from China. Let's learn from South Africa which has another small country inside her boundaries but we didn't hear Zuma, Mbeki, Mandela, Ramaphosa or even Malema achiti Lesotho ndeyedu and they must be loyal to S.A. That's what we call peace and democracy kwete colonialism.


dddd 3 weeks ago

@obrien wkambonzwa nezveCubian misile crisis here.kana uchiiziva zvibvunze kuti why Usa yakaramba kuti mamisiles eRussia agare muCuba which is very close to Usa


viva 3 weeks ago

ukraine is also bombing civilian infrastructure in the Donbass region using the American supplied HIMARS but this is not mentioned munews dzedu dzekuwest


GO HIMARS GO 3 weeks ago

Yesterday Ukrainian military artillery bombed a Russian munitions warehouse killing hundreds of Russian service man.It is reported that the Russians made a tactical blunder of using the munition building to house hundreds of soldiers who were eventually killed as a result of poor planning.This is a very big blow to the Russians,it seems like the Ukrainian military is now more stronger,well coordinated and motivated as compared to their Russian counterparts.

Dubs 3 weeks ago

Eureka for Americans!The former USSR is totally dismentled & warring amongst themselves while the true enemy is fueling hatred. America is the real enemy of the Asians & Africans.


Que 3 weeks ago

Putin and Hitler?



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