The United States President Donald Trump has informed his top advisers his intentions to withdraw US troops from Somalia.
He stated this in a report released on 14th September, 2020.
According to the report, the Pentagon has begun drafting plans for Trump.”
“The talks have involved National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private deliberations.” it stated.
The US has 650-800 troops in Somalia to help fight the al-Shabaab terrorist group.
“The move will allow Trump “to make good on campaign pledges to bring soldiers home even though the country remains beset by insurgents linked to al-Qaeda,” said the report.