Biden to send troops to Kenya as US boosts war on Al-Shabaab

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A US marine with Kenyan troops in December 2002 during joint training in Manda Bay, Lamu.

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What you need to know:

  • The special operations forces are expected to collaborate with the Kenyan military in combating the Somali militants.
  • Al-Shabaab has been attacking Somali government and military targets but occasionally launches high-profile assaults in neighbouring states.


US President Joe Biden has announced the deployment of American special troops to Kenya to help in the region's counter-terrorism efforts.

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