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US military contingent withdrawn from Somalia by order of Trump

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US military contingent withdrawn from Somalia by order of Trump

The American command is carrying out the order of the Supreme Commander - President Donald Trump - to reduce the number of the American military contingent abroad.


So, the commander of the united grouping of US forces in Europe and Africa, General Townsend, reports that the US military has begun to leave its base in Somalia. According to Townsend, we are talking about the withdrawal from Somalia of the so-called task force JTF-Quartz. It is noted that some of the soldiers will return from this African state to the United States of America, and some will be redeployed to other countries in East Africa. According to some reports, the bulk will be transferred to a base in Djibouti, adjacent to a Chinese military base in the same state.

Recall that the Pentagon explained its military presence in Somalia by “the fight against terrorists of the Al-Shabab group (banned in the Russian Federation). However, by order of Trump, by 2021, the American troops of Somalia should leave, and their main activity - advising and training local security forces - will go to those Somali military who have already received the appropriate training.

The last high-profile American operation in Somalia was carried out about three months ago. Then one of the field commanders of the terrorist group was destroyed. At the same time, the US troops used the recently traditional method for this - they struck with a drone.

In the US press, Trump's actions to withdraw troops from Somalia have been criticized. The pro-democracy media said that Trump "is trying to leave a heavy legacy to Joe Biden - with the lost US positions in several countries, including Somalia."
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  1. Asad
    Asad 20 December 2020 07: 51
    +3
    As they leave and return, the new ,, broom ,, will soon begin to set priorities!
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 20 December 2020 08: 42
      0
      Quote: ASAD
      It is noted that some of the soldiers will return from this African state to the United States of America, and some will be redeployed to other countries in East Africa.

      Is it to Ukraine or what? repeat
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 20 December 2020 08: 52
        0
        Quote: LIONnvrsk
        Is it to Ukraine or what?

        Well, only if she ends up in East Africa ...
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 20 December 2020 07: 59
    +2
    Are they getting them out of the Chinook? He needed to climb higher, otherwise the faces are painfully happy. )))
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 December 2020 08: 03
    +4
    Oh really? How do they all leave Afghanistan and leave? I will believe in such perturbations only if I read - the American troops LEAVE from Somalia ...
  4. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 20 December 2020 08: 26
    +2
    After the last high-profile American operation in Somalia, which was carried out about three months ago, when one of the field commanders of a terrorist group, the Americans were destroyed and flee ... saving their asses. laughing
  5. taiga2018
    taiga2018 20 December 2020 08: 48
    +3
    It seems that Trump is the first president in many years who has not unleashed a single new war, and this kind of criticism, including for that ... The American people have missed blood, they crave blood, and Biden is more than sure to give them this blood, for that's what they chose him ...
  6. Pilot
    Pilot 20 December 2020 09: 10
    -1
    Oh, how, promising, the place is released. I would like to hear our ,, head of the transport department ,, on the subject of the prospects of the next ,, breakthrough ,, in ,, that steppe ,, laughing
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 20 December 2020 09: 38
    +1
    All the noise from the 700 military men, are they serving one drone?
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 December 2020 10: 06
    0
    some of the soldiers will return from this African state to the United States of America, and some will be redeployed to other countries in East Africa
    Everything is as usual - it has disappeared somewhere, so it will arrive somewhere. A kind of military solitaire with the transfer of cards in their favor. Well, the Chinese will certainly be "glad" that their neighbors have increased their numbers.
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 20 December 2020 11: 00
    0
    They will leave alone, and their place will be taken by American PMCs. Something not particularly to believe in the peacekeeping of Americans
  10. Paul Siebert
    Paul Siebert 20 December 2020 11: 06
    +2
    Frankly speaking, I am generally surprised by the presence of a US military base in Somalia.
    After the fiasco of 1993, when, during the capture of Aidid, the Americans lost two Black Hawks, as well as 18 killed.
    In Mogadishu.
    By the way, then this field commander was never taken.
    Although the victory was recorded at their own expense, well, just in case ...
    And the country is a beggar, with constant civil war between the clans.
    Although, in general, the more devastated the country is, the more bandit formations and pirates on its territory, the more likely the presence of the Stars and Stripes base there is.
    For them, chaos is a favorable habitat. Then you can rob.
    If they leave, the air will become cleaner. You look and the situation in Somalia will improve.
    Peace will come ... wink
  11. Alexey Sommer
    Alexey Sommer 20 December 2020 12: 01
    0
    Here in the next branch, the topic of elites is touched upon. There is obliquely crooked, but the essence of the elite camp. In particular, the elite of the USSR.
    Here's the difference quality our elites and the United States.
    With us, the marked one withdrew the troops from where it was necessary and not necessary, and he ruined the country and lives like cheese in butter, they will not even be able to withdraw from poor Somalia, remember the word. hi
  12. Arthur 85
    Arthur 85 21 December 2020 07: 48
    0
    Play them a good song by Aria "Leave and Don't Come Back."
  13. onstar9
    onstar9 22 December 2020 03: 49
    0
    It turns out that Biden's "peace-loving" democrats are going to fight all over the world. And the "fascist" Trump tried to stop the US participation in all wars ... This is such a paradox ...