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CONFIRMED: US troops deployed to Somalia

‘A few dozen’ US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon Washington, United States | AFP |  The United States is deploying “a few dozen” troops to Somalia to assist the national army and conduct unspecified security operations, a US military spokeswoman said Saturday. The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, a …

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South Korean expert warns about new Pyongyang ICBM

    N.Korea puts ‘new ICBM’ on show, say analysts Pyongyang, North Korea | AFP | North Korea unveiled what could be a new intercontinental ballistic missile at a giant military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, analysts said. Nearly 60 missiles rolled through Kim Il-Sung Square at an event to mark …

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DR Congo suspends military cooperation with Belgium

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended military cooperation with former colonial power Belgium after Brussels criticised President Joseph Kabila’s choice of prime minister, sources said Friday. “The decision to suspend military cooperation with Belgium has taken effect. This measure was pending since (Belgian Foreign …

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US strike destroyed 20 percent of Syria’s working jets

Washington, United States | AFP | Last week’s US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of President Bashar al-Assad’s working warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday. “The assessment of the Department of Defense is that the strike resulted in the damage or destruction of fuel and …

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Operations against Kony’s LRA ‘coming to an end’

Washington, United States | AFP | The US military is wrapping up operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa, even though its leader Joseph Kony is still at large, a top US general said Friday. “This thing is coming to an end,” said General Thomas Waldhauser, head of the …

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Russia trying to gain influence in Libya: US general

Washington, United States | AFP |  Russia is trying to expand its influence in Libya through a combination of military means and oil and weapons sales, a top US general said Friday. General Thomas Tom Waldhauser, who heads the US military’s Africa Command, said Russia is “on the ground” in …

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