UNITED STATES SOMALIA

Somali special forces, a playground for US-Turkey contest of strength

The Danab Special Forces battalion.
The Danab Special Forces battalion. © Kumaandooska Danab 21st
Washington is stepping up its support for Somali special forces by hiring more and more private service providers in the field. The US wants to take down Al-Shabaab but also keep tabs on the Somali National Army, now largely under Turkish influence. [...] (277 words)
Issue dated 08/09/2020 Reading time 2 minutes
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