MILITARY/PENTAGON/SOMALIA: “President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to remove most of its about 700 troops in Somalia working to assist the East African nation’s military with its long battle against al-Shabab terrorists, the Pentagon announced Friday [Dec. 4, 2020].

Most of the troops to be removed from Somalia will be relocated to neighboring countries, from where they will continue efforts against the al-Qaida-aligned al-Shabab group, according to a Pentagon statement, which did not provide specifics on how many troops would remain in Somalia. The withdrawal was to be completed by an unspecified date in early 2021, according to the statement.”

-Corey Dickstein and Caitlin Kenney, “Trump orders the withdrawal of the majority of US troops in Somalia,” stripes.com, Dec. 4, 2020