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U.S. provides Djibouti's rapid intervention unit tactical vehicles seven months early

4:23 PM12/20/2019
As part of a $31 million train-and-equip partnership between the U.S. government and the Djiboutian military, a shipment of 54 new Humvees arrived in Djibouti City, Djibouti, this week.
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Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. conduct airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorist

10:38 PM12/16/2019
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Dujuuma, Somalia, on Dec. 16, 2019.
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Rwanda, Nebraska National Guard Begin Partnership in Africa

2:30 PM12/12/2019
The Nebraska National Guard and Rwanda began a new partnership during a signing ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda, Dec. 12, 2019, as part of the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.
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Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. conduct airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists

6:36 PM12/9/2019
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists in the vicinity of Saakow, Somalia, on Dec. 9, 2019.
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Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. conduct airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists

3:02 PM11/30/2019
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 Nov. 30, 2019.
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RPA lost over Tripoli, incident under investigation

8:12 PM11/22/2019
An unarmed U.S. Africa Command remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) was lost over Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 21.
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Logistics Challenges & Opportunities Discussed with East & West African Partners

2:05 PM11/21/2019
The U.S. Africa Command director of logistics met with senior African logisticians and U.S. troops during a multi-day trip to Djibouti, Kenya, and Ghana, Nov. 16-21.
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Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. target al-Shabaab terrorist with airstrike

9:55 PM11/19/2019
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia, on Nov. 19, 2019.
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Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. target al-Shabaab terrorist with airstrike

5:18 PM11/12/2019
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia, on Nov. 12, 2019.
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AFRICOM Commander Meets with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopian Military Leaders

1:30 PM11/6/2019
General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, culminated a multi-country East Africa regional visit in Ethiopia, where he met with Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and General Berhanu Jula, Deputy Chief of Staff & Head of the Military Operations Division of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), Nov. 6.
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U.S. Africa Command Commander Visits Somalia, Meets with Somali President

3:01 PM11/5/2019
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Chargé de Affairs to Embassy Mogadishu, Brian Néubert, discussed U.S. and Somalia security developments with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” and Somali National Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mohamed Ali Barise, during a visit here Nov. 5.
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AFRICOM Commander Visits U.S., Partner Troops during Exercise Cutlass Express

9:22 AM11/5/2019
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), visited the Expeditionary Mobile Base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) to observe evolutions and meet with troops during the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2019.2 (CE 19.2) in Djibouti, Nov. 4, 2019.
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ISR Ops Begin at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez

5:04 PM11/1/2019
In support of our partner forces and international efforts to counter violent extremist organizations in the region, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations have begun out of Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, Niger.
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U.S. airstrike targets ISIS-Somalia in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

5:26 PM10/25/2019
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS terrorists in the Golis Mountain region, Somalia, on Oct. 25, 2019.
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Al-Shabaab Terrorist targeted in U.S. Airstrike, Baledogle attack update

3:33 PM10/1/2019
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist near Qunyo Barrow, Somalia, on Sept. 30, 2019.
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U.S. Africa Command airstrike targets ISIS-Libya

6:30 PM9/30/2019
In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS-Libya terrorists in southern Libya, on Sept. 29, 2019.
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U.S., Federal Government of Somalia respond to al-Shabaab attack

6:00 PM9/30/2019
No U.S. or partner force personnel were injured after al-Shabaab militants conducted a Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device attack at Baledogle Military Airfield complex in Baledogle, Somalia, on Sept. 30, 2019.
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U.S. Africa Command airstrike targets ISIS-Libya

4:09 PM9/27/2019
In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS-Libya terrorists in southwest Libya, on Sept. 26, 2019.
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U.S. Africa Command airstrike targets terrorist fighters

8:33 AM9/25/2019
In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS-Libya terrorists in the vicinity of Murzuq, Libya, on Sept. 24, 2019.
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U.S. Africa Command targets terrorist fighters with airstrike

2:56 PM9/20/2019
In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS-Libya terrorists in the vicinity of Murzuq, Libya, on Sept. 19, 2019.
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