United States officials say President Biden approves redeployment of US troops in Somalia, reversing decision by predecessor Donald Trump.
Written by News Room on May 17, 2022
United States officials say President Biden has approved the redeployment of US troops in Somalia, reversing a decision by his predecessor Donald Trump.
According to reports, the deployment was requested by the Pentagon to support the fight against militant group al-Shabab.
President Trump withdrew about 700 US troops from Somalia in 2020.
The move to re-establish a military presence in the East African country comes as long-overdue elections delivered a new president.
A former peace activist, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, promised to work closely with international pratners as he took office on Monday.