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16 May 2022 Military News

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  • U.S. to Resume Small, Persistent Presence in Somalia DoD News 16 May 2022 -- For 16 months now, American military personnel in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility have provided advise-and-assist support to forces in Somalia on an ad hoc basis — traveling into the country when needed and then leaving afterward. U.S. forces are helping Somali forces in the fight against al-Shabab. But the ad hoc model will soon change to one of persistent presence in the country, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.
  • Biden Approves 'Small, Persistent' US Military Presence in Somalia VOA 16 May 2022 -- U.S. forces tasked with countering the al-Shabab terror group will no longer have to "commute" to Somalia from neighboring countries, after officials reversed a decision that officials blame for allowing the al-Qaida affiliate to grow more powerful and more dangerous.
  • US Approves Renewed Military Action in Somalia Amid New Terror Concerns Sputnik 16 May 2022 -- The Biden administration is authorizing renewed military operations in Somalia in order to combat the growing threat of the Al-Shabab terror group (affiliated with Al-Qaeda, banned in Russia), a senior administration official said on Monday.

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