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Trump Grants US Military More Authority to Strike Militants in Somalia

Trump has authorized the military to target al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia
President Donald Trump has authorized the military to target al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia more aggressively.

BY VOA NEWS

The White House has granted the U.S. military broader authority to carry out strikes in Somalia against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants, the Pentagon said Thursday, the latest sign President Donald Trump is increasing U.S. military engagement in the region.

Last Friday, the head of U.S. forces in Africa said that greater ability to fight the militants would lead to more flexibility and quicker targeting. Continue reading Trump Grants US Military More Authority to Strike Militants in Somalia