MOGADISHU, Somalia - The fight against Al-Shabaab is likely to take a new dimension in the coming days, weeks, or months following the approval of the deployment of about 500 Special Forces from the US, who will work closely with the Somali National Army [SNA] and other partners fighting the militants.
The move by President Joe Biden to redeploy the troops comes just moments after Somalia elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who took over from Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. Former US President Donald Trump withdrew the soldiers after a strained relationship with the Farmajo administration.
Farmajo, whose leadership witnessed surging Al-Shabaab attacks and internal political...
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