Somalia: US Forces Begin Pull Out

End the American military presence in Somalia
US-troops on patrol in-somalia

Somalilandsun: American forces that had been positioned in Somalia have begun their withdrawal from the country and redirected to other bases in East Africa.

“I directed the activation of a joint task force, JTF-Quartz, built around the headquarters of Special Operations Command-Africa, to oversee Operation Octave Quartz, the directed re-positioning of U.S. forces from Somalia to other bases in East Africa,” said Gen. Stephen Townsed, the commander of US Africa Command, in a statement Saturday.

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump ordered the majority of US troops to leave Somalia “by early 2021,” in just one of the major military policy decisions being taken in the final days of his administration. Read more