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Biden reverses Trump withdrawal of US army trainers from Somalia

Up to 500 special forces advisers will train Somali forces to combat growing threat of al-Shabaab militants, says White House

The US will send up to 500 soldiers back on full-time deployment to Somalia, to train the country’s army to combat the increasing threat posed by al-Shabaab militants.

The White House insisted that the move, deepening the US long-term military commitment in an intractable foreign conflict, did not contradict Joe Biden’s overall policy of disengaging from “forever wars”, which underlay the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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