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Biden approves plan to redeploy U.S. troops to Somalia Updated: 2022-05-17 05:37:10 KST

U.S. President Joe Biden has approved the Pentagon's request to re-deploy American troops to Somalia in an effort to counter the terrorist group al-Shabaab.
This reverses a decision by former President Donald Trump to withdraw all U.S. troops from the country in 2020.
Quoting a senior U.S. government official, CNN reported Monday that under 5-hundred troops already stationed overseas will be sent back into Somalia.
The official further explained that since the Trump's administration's withdrawal which he described as (quote) "abrupt and sudden," al-Shabaab had unfortunately grown stronger.
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