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The coalition is hoping to stabilize areas liberated from the Islamic State, repatriate and hold foreign fighters accountable and combat extremist messaging.
Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia. AFRICOM says they are redeploying elsewhere in region
Without providing details, the Pentagon said in a short statement that “a majority” of U.S. troops and assets in Somalia will be withdrawn in early 2021.
By Robert Burns, The Associated Press and Howard Altman