Saturday, January 11, 2014

U.S. Military Advisers Now in Somalia

The United States has deployed a small cell of military advisers to Somalia - reportedly at some point in the fall of 2013. The advisor cell is based in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and advise and assist African troops fighting the al-Shabab militia (an Islamist group tied to al-Qaeda). In January 2013 the United States recognized the new federal government of Somalia and since that time has stepped up various forms of aid to that country. Over the years the United States has conducted clandestine special operations missions and drone activities on a limited basis - along with the activities that the Central Intelligence Agency probably has been conducting as well. Learn more in "U.S. has deployed military advisers to Somalia, officials say", The Washington Post, January 10, 2014.

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