US Special Operations in Africa likely to face cuts
WASHINGTON, US – The United States government is set to make amendments to the especial forces’ operations in Somalia and other African countries.
The US forces in Somalia and other African countries are likely to stop following an order by Pentagon, according to New York Times.
The move for halting the operation emerged as further threats from Russia and China, which the US now wants to focus on, a report by Pentagon said .
The Pentagon released a report on the plan and is now reviewing the US operations in Somalia and other countries.
The review of the operations has been directed by the US Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, published by the New York Times.
The paper published that the US has been carrying out operations in Somalia and other countries for the past 3 years.
There also were concerns that the operation was aimed to overcome Al Qaeda, Al-Shabaab, the Islamic state, Boko Haaraam and other groups’ organizations.
Pentagon initiated this assessment after an attack on the US special forces in Niger, leaving at least 4 American soldiers dead.
More than 7,300 US troops are operating around the world; some of them are in Yemen, Libya, Somalia and other countries to fight against terror groups.
Last month’s Pentagon investigation of the deadly attack in Niger exposed a risk-taking culture among commandos.
That accelerated Mr. Mattis’s decision to abandon some counterterrorism missions in Africa to focus on global powers, according to two Defense Department officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.
By Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia