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AFRICOM Commander engages Senegal's Chief of Defense

10:34 AM5/1/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, spoke with Senegalese Chief of Defense, Air Force Lieutenant General Birame Diop, on Apr. 24 via telephone.
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Initial U.S. Africa Command Civilian Casualty Assessment Quarterly Report

1:34 PM4/27/2020
As part of the command’s fundamental commitment to transparency, U.S. Africa Command is implementing a quarterly report on the status of ongoing and completed civilian casualty allegations and assessments.
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Al-Shabaab releasing false information following April 10 airstrike

12:00 AM4/15/2020
U.S Africa Command is aware of two news affiliates alleging an innocent civilian was killed as a result of the command’s precision airstrike in the vicinity of Jamaame, Somalia, on Apr. 10, 2020.
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AFRICOM'S Partnership endures during COVID-19

12:00 AM4/14/2020
UN-standard level-2 hospitals provided by the U.S. to African partner nations as part of the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership (ARPRP) have been deployed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Somali, U.S. forces engage insurgents in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

12:00 AM4/10/2020
**RELEASE UPDATED April 13: April 10 airstrike location updated** In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted a collective self-defense strike against al-Shabaab terrorists on April 9, 2020, and an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists on April 10, 2020.
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Precision airstrike eliminated al-Shabaab senior leader

12:00 AM4/7/2020
U.S. Africa Command post-strike assessments confirm that one of the three terrorists killed in the command's April 2, 2020, precision airstrike was a long-standing, high-ranking leader in the al-Shabaab terrorist organization.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

12:00 AM4/7/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia, on April 6, 2020.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

12:00 AM4/6/2020
**RELEASE UPDATED April 13: number of strikes updated** In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists in the vicinity of Mubaraak, Somalia, on April 5, 2020.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

12:00 AM4/4/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists in the vicinity of Bush Madina, Somalia, on April 3, 2020.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

12:00 AM4/3/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists in the vicinity of Bush Madina, Somalia, on April 2, 2020.
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AFRICOM Civilian Casualty Status Report Initiative

12:00 AM3/31/2020
By the end of April, U.S. Africa Command intends to issue a new quarterly report on the status of ongoing civilian casualty allegations and assessments.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

12:00 AM3/28/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists in the vicinity of Buulo Fuulay, Somalia, on March 27, 2020.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AMISOM, AFRICOM conduct operations against al-Shabaab

12:00 AM3/19/2020
As part of an African Union Mission in Somalia and Somali National Army operation, and in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted five airstrikes against al-Shabaab terrorists near Janaale, Somalia, from March 16-17, 2020.
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AFRICOM cancels Exercise Phoenix Express

12:00 AM3/17/2020
After careful consideration with exercise participants and the host nation, Exercise Phoenix Express 2020 (OE20) has been cancelled for force protection considerations
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U.S. Africa Command’s Exercise African Lion cancelled

12:00 AM3/16/2020
After careful consideration and coordination with exercise participants and African host nation partners, U.S. Africa Command’s Exercise African Lion 2020 has been cancelled.
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Historic U.S. Naval ship visit shows strength of U.S.-South African partnership

12:00 AM3/16/2020
On March 15, the USS Carney arrived in Cape Town, South Africa for a scheduled port visit
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U.S. Africa Command cancels exercise Obangame Express

12:00 AM3/14/2020
The decision not to proceed with the exercise comes in response to the global effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), while minimizing exposure of U.S. and partner nation service members to this virus.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

12:00 AM3/10/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists in the vicinity of Janaale, Somalia, on March 10, 2020.
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Military Leaders Adjust Scope of Exercise African Lion to Protect Against COVID-19

12:00 AM3/10/2020
Military leaders from the United States, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal will modify the size and scope of African Lion to minimize exposure of U.S. and partner nation service members to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

12:00 AM3/9/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists in vicinity of Janaale, Somalia, on March 9, 2020.
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