‘A few dozen’ US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon

Nothing good can come of this. Unless it’s in the shape of a Mushroom Cloud.

Washington (AFP) – The United States is deploying “a few dozen” troops to Somalia to assist the national army and conduct unspecified security operations, a US military spokeswoman said Saturday.

The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, a light infantry unit trained for air assaults, will mainly train and equip Somalia’s army “to better fight Al-Shabab,” an Al-Qaeda linked extremist group, the spokeswoman for the US Africa Command based in Germany, Samantha Reho, told AFP.

They will also conduct “security force assistance,” she said, confirming a report by Voice of America.

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