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Biden set to redeploy U.S. troops to Somalia, reversing Trump withdrawal

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U.S. President Joe Biden has authorized the redeployment of several hundred American troops back into Somalia. The move comes more than a year after Donald Trump ordered their withdrawal. The United States had about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency.
7 months ago·Washington, United States

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