U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw almost all U.S. troops from Somalia. This is reported on the official website of the Pentagon.
“The U.S. President ordered the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Africa Command in early 2021 to relocate most troops from Somalia to other countries,” the report said.
At the same time, the Pentagon notes that this measure does not mean weakening the U.S. presence in Africa. Only part of the military will leave the east of the continent, the rest of the troops will be stationed in neighboring countries with Somalia. They will be ready to conduct operations on the territory of the country to keep “the pressure on the militant extremist organizations operating in Somalia.
In early November, the media reported that U.S. President Donald Trump was about to withdraw from Afghanistan before leaving his post. To this end, he is believed to have retired Pentagon head Mark Esper, who opposed the decision.