East Africa

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AFRICOM’s new director of operations visits Africa to engage with partners

2:35 PM10/5/2020
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler, director of operations, speaks with soldiers from the Djiboutian National Army’s Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) after watching a live-fire exercise Sept. 28. The RIB’s mission is to serve as a reactionary force to accomplish specific tasks directed by their higher command in the Djiboutian army.
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AFRICOM’s new director of operations visits Africa to engage with partners

2:44 PM10/5/2020
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler, director of operations, speaks with U.S. Army Capt. Michael Hoemke, Security Forces commander, at Chabelley Airfield, Sept. 28. Tyler visited East Africa to assess U.S. operations, force protection, and posture location support.
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AFRICOM’s new director of operations visits Africa to engage with partners

2:45 PM10/5/2020
Djiboutian National Army’s Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) conducts a live-fire exercise in Djibouti, Africa, Sept. 28. The RIB’s mission is to serve as a reactionary force to accomplish specific tasks directed by their higher command in the Djiboutian army.
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AFRICOM commander meets with Djiboutian Foreign Minister

1:48 PM11/27/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command met with Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf Nov. 26.
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AFRICOM commander travels to East Africa

5:00 PM11/27/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command, was joined by acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller on a multi-day trip Nov. 25-27 to Djibouti and Somalia.
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Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. strike al-Shabaab compound

5:50 PM12/24/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted one (1) airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab compound in the vicinity of Saakow, Somalia, Dec. 24.
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U.S. Africa Command conducts strikes on al-Shabaab compound

12:47 PM1/2/2021
Both strikes targeted al-Shabaab compounds in the vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia. Current assessments indicate the strikes killed three and wounded one al-Shabaab members and destroyed six and damaged one al-Shabaab compound buildings.
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