Undermined by Growing Russian and Chinese Influence, US to Downsize African Troops

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US and Somalia troops conduct counter terrorism activites

Somalilandsun- The US is cutting hundreds of troops in Africa as it focuses on countering threats from Russia and China.

Around 700 counter-terrorism troops will be removed over the next few years, the Department of Defense said.

About 7,200 US soldiers are currently based in dozens of African countries including Nigeria and Libya.

There will now be a shift away from tactical assistance to advising and sharing intelligence in West Africa, the Pentagon said.

However, counter-terrorism activities in several countries including Somalia and Djibouti will remain largely the same. Continue reading US to Cut African Troops amid Focus on Russia and China

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