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AFRICOM Commander concludes visit to Libya, Algeria, Tunisia

4:46 PM9/28/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a two-day visit to Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia, Sept. 27-28.
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AFRICOM Commander engages in Mali

2:09 PM9/24/2021
U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, traveled to Bamako, Mali September 23, accompanied by U.S. Africa Command Deputy Commander for Civil-Military Engagement Ambassador Andrew Young.
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AFRICOM Commander visits Togo and Benin

11:58 AM9/23/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, continued a multi-day visit to West Africa, with stops in Togo and Benin, September 22-23.
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AFRICOM Commander visits Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

6:09 PM9/22/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, began a multi-day visit to West Africa, which included stops in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire September 20-21.
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U.S. Forces at Camp Lemonnier commemorate 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

12:00 AM9/11/2021
U.S. forces at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks on America.
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U.S.-made A-29 Super Tucano aircraft officially inducted into Nigerian Air Force

2:44 PM8/31/2021
U.S. Department of Defense leaders attended the A-29 Super Tucano induction ceremony, hosted by Nigerian Minister of Defence Bashir Salihi Magashi and the Nigerian Air Force, here Aug. 31.
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U.S. Africa Command conducts strike against al-Shabaab

7:54 PM8/24/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted a collective self-defense strike against al-Shabaab fighters engaged in active combat with our Somali partners in the vicinity of Cammaara, Somalia, on Aug. 24.
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U.S. Africa Command Civilian Casualty Assessment Quarterly Report; 3rd Quarter, 2021

11:11 AM8/20/2021
In the latest quarterly civilian casualty assessment reporting period ending June 30, 2021, U.S. Africa Command received one report of civilian casualties.
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U.S. Africa Command supports Somali partners against al-Shabaab

7:00 PM8/2/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab in the vicinity of Qeycad, Somalia August 1.
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Commander participates in Cutlass Express, JCET opening ceremonies during East Africa trip

12:00 AM7/30/2021
U.S. Africa Command leaders including U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, conducted a multi-national East Africa trip, visiting Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia and Djibouti from July 25-30.
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U.S. Africa Command assists Tunisia with COVID-19 response

12:00 AM7/27/2021
U.S. Africa Command, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia, provided 310 canisters of oxygen, one million liters in total, to Tunisia, July 26.
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U.S. Africa Command supports Somali partners against al-Shabaab

10:16 PM7/23/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab in the vicinity of Qeycad, Galmudug, Somalia today.
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U.S. Africa Command conducts strike against al-Shabaab

12:00 AM7/20/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted one airstrike in the vicinity of Galkayo, Somalia, July 20, 2021.
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U.S. Africa Command leaders visit Mauritania to highlight cooperation and importance of G5 Sahel

3:29 PM7/16/2021
A U.S. Africa Command senior leader delegation met with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani to discuss the potential for greater partnership and engagement during a visit to the nation’s capital, Nouakchott, July 13-15.
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AFRICOM’s Gen. Townsend meets African leaders at exercise African Lion

9:40 AM6/21/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend visited Morocco to attend the closing ceremony of African Lion 21 and to meet with several African defense leaders June 17-19.
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U.S. Africa Command wins prestigious communications industry award

8:23 AM6/14/2021
In a virtual ceremony from New York City June 10, U.S. Africa Command received the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious Silver Anvil Award for the command’s strategic outreach efforts with Sudan and on the African continent.
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African Lion 21 exercise begins with 7,800 troops in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal

3:33 PM6/7/2021
African Lion 21 is a multi-domain, multi-component, and multi-national exercise, which will employ a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among partner nations and enhance the ability to operate in the African theater of operations.
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U.S. Africa Command Civilian Casualty Assessment Quarterly Report; 2nd Quarter, 2021

12:00 AM6/4/2021
In the latest quarterly civilian casualty assessment report period ending Mar. 31, 2021, U.S. Africa Command received two new reports of civilian casualties and closed out two of three open cases.
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AFRICOM commander presides over CJTF-HOA change of command, engages with partners during East Africa trip

3:21 PM5/18/2021
While in East Africa Townsend conducted several key leader engagements with U.S., international and African partners.
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AFRICOM leader highlights support to African and international partners during Sahel visit

12:13 PM5/3/2021
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Heidi Berg, director of intelligence, U.S. Africa Command, concluded a multiday visit to Senegal and Mali.
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