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U.S. Africa Command developing plans to move headquarters

9:22 AM7/31/2020
In response to the President’s direction, efforts are now underway to develop plans and options to relocate U.S. Africa Command headquarters and forces from Germany. The command will look first at options elsewhere in Europe, but also will consider options in the United States.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

7:32 PM7/29/2020
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, July 29.
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U.S. assists in rescuing migrants stranded in Mediterranean

5:44 PM7/28/2020
Migrants stranded in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya were rescued after U.S. military personnel heard their distress signal, July 21.
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U.S. Africa Command Civilian Casualty Assessment Third Quarter Report

3:00 PM7/28/2020
This is the second civilian casualty assessment report since U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) began releasing quarterly reports in April. As part of the command’s commitment to improving transparency and accountability in our assessment and reporting of civilian casualty allegations, USAFRICOM has made several procedural improvements this quarter.
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Russia and the Wagner Group continue to be involved in both ground and air operations in Libya

2:10 PM7/24/2020
U.S. Africa Command has mounting evidence that Russia, through the Wagner Group, continues to position military equipment in Libya capable of conducting kinetic operations there.
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Somali, U.S. forces engage insurgents in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

12:00 AM7/22/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike against ISIS-Somalia terrorists after they attacked partner forces in a remote location near Timirshe, Somalia, July 21.
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Russia, Wagner Group complicating Libyan ceasefire efforts

12:06 PM7/15/2020
Verified photographic evidence shows indiscriminately placed booby-traps and minefields around the outskirts of Tripoli down to Sirte since mid-June.
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AFRICOM Commander talks security partnerships with Spanish Defense Leaders

10:19 AM7/13/2020
“As a NATO ally, Spain understands that enhancing global security and stability, especially in Africa, requires international cooperation,” said Gen. Townsend. “Enhancing security and stability in Africa makes both Europe and the U.S. more secure.”
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AFRICOM logistics lead discusses international partners with U.S. logistics experts

2:42 PM7/10/2020
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski, U.S. Africa Command director of logistics, spoke to international logistics experts during a webinar hosted by the Lexington Institute July 8.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

8:41 PM7/9/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab checkpoint in vicinity of Hantiwadaag, Somalia, July 9.
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AFRICOM works with international partners to deliver critical supplies to East Africa

3:21 PM6/26/2020
U.S. Africa Command partnered with the multinational Heavy Airlift Wing to deliver critical supplies to troops supporting East Africa operations this week as part of an effort to strengthen international logistics support in Africa.
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U.S. Africa Command supports Department of State, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland meeting in Libya

10:03 AM6/23/2020
U.S. Africa Command commander General Stephen J. Townsend accompanied U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland to a meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on June 22 in Zuwara, Libya.
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New evidence of Russian aircraft active in Libyan airspace

12:13 PM6/18/2020
Russia's introduction of manned, armed attack aircraft into Libya changes the nature of the current conflict and intensifies the potential of risk to all Libyans, especially innocent civilians.
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AFRICOM commander meets with Djiboutian leaders

2:17 PM6/11/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, met with Ismail Omar Guelleh, president of the Republic of Djibouti, and other senior leaders of the East African nation this week. This was Townsend’s first trip abroad since the coronavirus pandemic unfolded.
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Top terrorist leader killed in Mali

4:51 PM6/8/2020
The Minister for the French armed forces, Florence Parly, announced Friday that French armed forces, with the support of their partners, killed the emir of the Al-Qaida in the lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Abdelmalek Droukdal, and several of his close collaborators, during an operation in northern Mali.
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AFRICOM raises visibility, launches updated, mobile-friendly website

2:07 PM6/5/2020
Site supports multiple languages to address threats to African/U.S. interests, to include video captured by our pilots of Russian aircraft en route to Libya in May.
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AFRICOM commander reaffirms bilateral partnership with Tunisia

8:41 PM5/29/2020
During a telephone call, the leaders discussed upcoming training and exercise opportunities as they reaffirmed the strong American-Tunisian bilateral partnership.
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Russia deploys military fighter aircraft to Libya

12:00 AM5/26/2020
U.S. Africa Command assesses that Moscow recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya in order to support Russian state-sponsored private military contractors operating on the ground there.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

12:13 PM5/18/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists in vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia, May 17.
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U.S. delivers specialized vehicles to Moroccan Special Operations Forces

12:00 AM5/8/2020
RABAT, Morocco — The United States transferred ownership of 21 specialized vehicles to the Moroccan Forces Armées Royale Special Operations Company (MSOF) valued at over $1 million on May 6.
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