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Exercise African Lion 19 Commences in Morocco, Tunisia

1:57 PM3/25/2019
Approximately 1,100 U.S. military personnel have arrived in the Kingdom of Morocco to take part in exercise AFRICAN LION 19. This is an annually-scheduled, combined multilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nations’ tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating the strong bond between the nations’ militaries. Exercise AFRICAN LION 19 is led by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa and sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and will include military training in command-post activities and counter-violent extremist organization tactical training.
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U.S Africa Command joins U.S Government Cyclone Idai Relief Efforts

9:13 PM3/24/2019
The President of the United States has directed the Department of Defense to support the international humanitarian relief effort in the Government of the Republic of Mozambique resulting from Cyclone Idai. At the direction of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Africa Command will respond to U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) requests for support and assistance in the flooded region.
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U.S. Africa Command Statement on Amnesty International Report

3:54 PM3/19/2019
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducts airstrikes to defend the people of Somalia against terrorism, and to assist the Federal Government of Somalia as it works to alleviate security challenges. Airstrikes are one component of our combined efforts to create a more secure region through assistance to Somali security forces to effectively target al-Shabaab to deny them the ability to build capacity and attack the people of Somalia.
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Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. target al-Shabaab terrorists

10:23 AM3/19/2019
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to weaken al-Shabaab, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Awdheegle, Lower Shabelle Region, Somalia, on March 18, 2019.
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Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. target al-Shabaab terrorists

3:19 PM3/14/2019
U.S. Africa Command conducted a collective self-defense airstrike in the vicinity of Malayle, Lower Juba Region, Somalia, on March 13, 2019, in support of the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to degrade al-Shabaab.
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Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. target al-Shabaab terrorists

5:05 PM3/13/2019
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to weaken al-Shabaab, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Huley, Lower Shabelle Region, Somalia, on March 12, 2019.
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U.S., Federal Government of Somalia target al-Shabaab terrorists

4:46 PM3/12/2019
U.S. Africa Command conducted a collective self-defense airstrike in the vicinity of Dara Salaam, Lower Shabelle Region, Somalia, on March 11, 2019, in support of the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to degrade al-Shabaab.
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U.S., Federal Government of Somalia target al-Shabaab terrorists

4:25 PM3/1/2019
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to weaken al-Shabaab, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Hiran, Somalia, on Feb. 28, 2019.
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U.S., Federal Government of Somalia target al-Shabaab encampment

5:13 PM2/26/2019
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces targeted al-Shabaab militants, in the vicinity of Shebeeley, Hiran Region, Somalia, on Feb. 25, 2019, to degrade its ability to plan and execute attacks against the Somali people.
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Al-Shabaab degraded by U.S., Federal Government of Somalia

6:26 PM2/25/2019
To support the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike approximately 23 miles east of Beledweyne, Hiran Region, Somalia, on Feb. 24, 2019.
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Al-Shabaab degraded by U.S., Federal Government of Somalia

1:19 PM2/24/2019
In support of the Federal Government of Somalia's increased efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. Africa Command conducted four airstrikes on Feb. 23, 2019.
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Al-Shabaab degraded by U.S., Federal Government of Somalia

12:47 PM2/13/2019
In support of the Federal Government of Somalia's consistent efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. Africa Command conducted two airstrikes targeting al-Shabaab in the vicinity of Janaale, Lower Shebelle Region, Somalia, on Feb. 11, 2019.
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Al-Shabaab degraded by U.S., Federal Government of Somalia

4:39 PM2/9/2019
In support of the Federal Government of Somalia's consistent efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab in the vicinity of Kobon, Somalia, on Feb. 8, 2019.
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Al-Shabaab degraded by U.S., Federal Government of Somalia

10:09 AM2/8/2019
In support of the Federal Government of Somalia's increased efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. Africa Command conducted two airstrikes in separate engagements in the last 48 hours. The first airstrike occurred in the vicinity of Gandarshe, Lower Shebelle Region, Somalia, on Feb. 6, 2019. U.S. Africa Command also conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Bariire, Lower Shebelle Region, Somalia, on Feb. 7, 2019.
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Al-Shabaab degraded by U.S., Federal Government of Somalia

7:49 PM2/5/2019
In support of the Federal Government of Somalia's increased efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. Africa Command conducted two airstrikes in separate engagements in the last 48 hours. The first airstrike occurred in the vicinity of Gandarshe, Lower Shebelle Region, Somalia, on Feb. 3, 2019. U.S. Africa Command also conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Leego, Bay Region, Somalia, on Feb. 5, 2019.
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Burkina Faso, D.C. National Guard Begin Partnership in Africa

3:37 PM2/4/2019
The District of Columbia National Guard and Burkina Faso began a new partnership Feb. 1, 2019 as part of the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.
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Al-Shabaab degraded by U.S., Federal Government of Somalia

5:36 PM2/2/2019
To support the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab fighters in the vicinity of Gandarshe, Lower Shebelle Region, Somalia, on Feb. 1, 2019.
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Al-Shabaab degraded by U.S., Federal Government of Somalia

4:37 PM1/31/2019
To support the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike near a terrorist encampment location in the vicinity of Shebeeley, Hiran Region, Somalia, on Jan. 30, 2019.
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Flintlock 2019 Announced

3:36 PM1/28/2019
More than 2,000 service members from more than 30 African and western partner nations will participate in Flintlock 2019 at multiple locations in Burkina Faso and Mauritania from February 18 – March 1, 2019.
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Al-Shabaab degraded by U.S., Federal Government of Somalia

4:30 PM1/24/2019
To support the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. forces conducted two (2) airstrikes targeting al-Shabaab militants near Jilib, Middle Juba Region, Somalia, on Jan. 23, 2019.
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