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Gen. Langley makes first visit to the Sahel as commander

5:32 PM9/21/2022
The four-day trip included several stops to meet with host nation military leaders, U.S. Chiefs of Mission, and U.S. troops deployed to the region.
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Federal Government of Somalia engages terrorists with support from U.S. forces

4:40 PM9/21/2022
At the request of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists who were attacking Somali National Army forces near Buulobarde, Somalia, on Sept. 18.
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OHDACA donation to help Namibia anti-poaching efforts

2:04 PM9/7/2022
The trip highlighted multiple fronts of the U.S./Namibia partnership, from investments in healthcare to shared interests in protecting the natural resources as well as deepening security exchanges including the second visit in a year by the USS Hershel "Woody" Williams.
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Langley makes first visit to Africa as commander

1:51 PM9/1/2022
United States Marine Corps Gen. Michael Langley visited Djibouti, Somalia, and Manda Bay, Kenya, August 28-31, 2022 on his first trip to Africa since taking command of U.S. Africa Command on August 9, 2022.
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Somali, U.S. forces engage insurgents in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

1:10 PM8/17/2022
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists that were actively attacking Somali National Army forces in a remote location near Teedaan, Somalia, Aug. 14, 2022.
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Somali, U.S. forces engage insurgents in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

12:00 AM8/10/2022
In coordination with and in support of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted three airstrikes against al-Shabaab terrorists who attacked Somali National Army Forces near Beledweyne, Somalia, August 9, 2022.
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U.S. Africa Command welcomes new leader

2:33 PM8/9/2022
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Michael Langley became the sixth commander of U.S. Africa Command during a ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, on Aug. 9, 2022.
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U.S. Africa Command Civilian Casualty Assessment Report; 3rd Quarter, 2022

9:08 AM7/22/2022
In the latest quarterly civilian casualty assessment report period ending Jun. 30, 2022, U.S. Africa Command received no new reports of civilian casualties and there were no open reports carried over from previous quarters.
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Somali, U.S. forces engage insurgents in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

12:00 AM7/18/2022
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists after they attacked partner forces in a remote location near Libikus, Somalia July 17, 2022.
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Bomber Task Force mission supports African Lion 2022 and counter-illicit maritime efforts in Mauritania

12:00 AM6/30/2022
The mission, which lasted more than 25 hours, supported the culminating live fire exercise for African Lion 2022, and then went on to support counter illicit maritime tracking efforts in Mauritania before returning to Texas.
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Somali, U.S. forces engage insurgents in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

2:50 PM6/3/2022
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists after they attacked partner forces in a remote location near Beer Xaani, Somalia, June 3, 2022.
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U.S. Africa Command Commander concludes visit to Angola

4:32 PM5/26/2022
U. S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U. S. Africa Command, concluded a two-day visit to Angola to meet with Angolan President João Lourenço and other senior government officials May 18.
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Gen. Townsend visits East Africa and Angola to advance mutual security interests

3:01 PM5/23/2022
The trip provided U.S. Africa Command leaders the opportunity to meet with civilian and military leaders in each nation to underscore the importance of partnership to confronting regional threats and achieving shared security goals.
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U.S. Africa Command Civilian Casualty Assessment Quarterly Report; 2nd Quarter, 2022

10:46 AM5/3/2022
In the latest quarterly civilian casualty assessment report period ending Mar. 31, 2022, U.S. Africa Command received no new reports of civilian casualties and there were no open reports carried over from previous quarters. There are currently no assessments open or under review.
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AFRICOM and law enforcement cooperation enhances maritime security in West Africa

1:42 PM4/26/2022
During the month-long operation, multinational maritime forces conducted two major interdictions in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Sierra Leone and Cabo Verde.
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U.S. Tri-maritime Services and Cabo Verde authorities interdict large trans-oceanic cocaine shipment

9:24 AM4/7/2022
Under the jurisdiction of Cabo Verde, U.S. and Cabo Verde law enforcement authorities boarded and inspected the vessel, seizing approximately 6,000 kilograms of suspected cocaine.
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AFRICOM commander concludes annual Congressional testimony

9:46 PM3/17/2022
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up his annual posture statement to Congress with a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee March 17.
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U.S. Africa Command Civilian Casualty Assessment Quarterly Report; 1st Quarter, 2022

3:11 PM3/11/2022
In the latest quarterly civilian casualty assessment report period ending Dec. 31, 2021, U.S. Africa Command received no new reports of civilian casualties, and no open reports were carried over from previous quarters. There are currently no assessments open or under review.
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Somali, U.S. forces engage insurgents in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

4:29 PM2/23/2022
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists after they attacked partner forces in a remote location near Duduble, Somalia, February 22.
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Gen. Townsend visits Djibouti, Somalia, and Kenya to advance mutual security interests

12:55 PM2/18/2022
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, concluded a multi-country trip to East Africa on Feb 17.
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