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Tango0115 Apr 2017 9:13 p.m. PST

"Dozens of American soldiers have deployed to Mogadishu to train and equip Somali and AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) forces fighting extremism in Somalia, U.S. military officials told VOA.

The troops' arrival marks the first presence of American military forces in Somalia, other than a small unit of counterterrorism advisers, since March 1994 when the U.S. pulled out of the U.N. intervention operation in the war-torn state, five months after 18 U.S. special forces personnel were killed in a battle with Somali militiamen that inspired the movie Black Hawk Down.

"United States Africa Command will conduct various security cooperation and/or security force assistance events in Somalia in order to assist our allies and partners," U.S. Africa Command spokesman Pat Barnes told VOA on Thursday…"
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Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 8:52 a.m. PST

Dozens? You mean one whole bus load? Will change things for sure.

Tango0116 Apr 2017 3:47 p.m. PST

I don't mean nothing my friend… I only copy the tittle… (smile)


paulgenna Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

It might be what the article is saying but I think in reality troops have been there since 1994.

Tango0118 Apr 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

You are right my friend.


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