Somalia

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Fallen Soldier memorialized at contingency locations

11:26 AM6/2/2020
On May 1 a grand-opening ceremony was held at Baledogle Military Airfield, Somalia, for the Henry Mayfield Jr. Dining Facility, and on May 21 the Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility at Manda Bay was officially renamed the Henry J. Mayfield Jr. Recreation Center.
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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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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

9:00 PM8/20/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting one terrorist in the vicinity of Kurtun Warey, Somalia, Aug. 20.
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Al-Shabaab Terrorist Network: The Nature of this Enemy

5:48 PM8/28/2020
In 2020, U.S. Africa Command has conducted 46 airstrikes to degrade the al-Shabaab terrorist network.
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Naval Special Warfare Group TWO

10:52 AM9/3/2020
A Somali Soldier assigned to the 3rd DANAB maintains a watchful eye during a short security halt a on patrol near the town of Wanla Weyn, Somalia, July 22, 2019. The DANAB are a highly trained Somali National Army infantry commando force, named after the Somali word for lightning.
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SOCAF commander, expert panel discuss the significance of countering VEO efforts in Africa

3:07 PM9/15/2020
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AFRICOM & SOCAF leaders visit East & West partner nations

6:21 PM9/25/2020
During the trip, both Young and Anderson conducted key leader engagements with African and international partner civilian and military leaders. At trip stops, leaders focused on the regional VEO threats and collective solutions to degrade these terrorist networks.
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AFRICOM & SOCAF leaders visit East & West partner nations

6:22 PM9/25/2020
During the trip, both Young and Anderson conducted key leader engagements with African and international partner civilian and military leaders. At trip stops, leaders focused on the regional VEO threats and collective solutions to degrade these terrorist networks.
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AFRICOM & SOCAF leaders visit East & West partner nations

8:25 AM9/26/2020
The trip, which included stops in Somalia, Djibouti, Chad and Niger, demonstrated AFRICOM’s whole of government approach in Africa.
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AFRICOM & SOCAF leaders visit East & West partner nations

9:38 AM9/28/2020
During the trip, both Young and Anderson conducted key leader engagements with African and international partner civilian and military leaders. At trip stops, leaders focused on the regional VEO threats and collective solutions to degrade these terrorist networks.
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AFRICOM’s new director of operations visits Africa to engage with partners

7:56 AM10/3/2020
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler, director of operations, U.S. Africa Command, traveled to the African continent to engage with partners, visit key U.S. military operating locations, and deepen his understanding of security in the region, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.
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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. target al-Shabaab explosives makers

1:50 PM12/10/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted two (2) airstrikes targeting al-Shabaab explosives experts in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia, Dec. 10.
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Le gouvernement fédéral de la Somalie et les États-Unis ciblent les fabricants d'explosifs d'Al-Shabaab

3:06 PM12/10/2020
En coordination avec le gouvernement fédéral de la Somalie, le Commandement américain pour l'Afrique a mené deux(2) frappes aériennes visant des experts en explosifs d'al-Shabaab dans les environs de Jilib, en Somalie, le 10 décembre.
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U.S. Africa Command releases video from Dec. 10 airstrike to degrade al-Shabaab

3:41 PM12/11/2020
Muuqaalkaan/fiidiyoowgaan waxaa uu ku saabsanayahay duqeeyn lala beeganayo meel lagu ogyahay madaxa al-Shabaab uqaabilsan walxaha qarxa oo u dhow Jilib qiyaastii saacadu markay tahay 1 p.m. sagaalka subaxnimo Dec. 10, 2020.
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U.S. Africa Command releases video from Dec. 10 airstrike to degrade al-Shabaab

3:56 PM12/11/2020
This video shows a precision air strike on the location of a known al-Shabaab explosives network leader near Jilib around 1 p.m. local time, Dec. 10, 2020. Initial assessments show the operation killed 8 and wounded 2 terrorists.
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Dowladda Federaalka Soomaaliya iyo Mareykanka ayaa bartilmaameedsada al-Shabaab soo saara waxyaabaha qarxa

12:00 AM12/10/2020
Iyadoo lala kaashanayo Dowladda Federaalka ee Soomaaliya, Taliska Mareykanka ee Afrika wuxuu fuliyay labo (2) weerar cirka ah oo lagu bartilmaameedsanayay khubarada al-Shabaab ee ku xeel dheer qaraxyada agagaarka Jilib, Soomaaliya, Dec. 10.
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USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali Coast

11:55 AM12/22/2020
201218-M-UY835-1052 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 18, 2020) – U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The F-35Bs provide close air support to Operation OCTAVE QUARTZ. The mission of OOQ is to reposition U.S. DOD forces in Somalia to other East Africa operating locations while maintaining pressure on violent extremists and supporting partner forces.
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USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali coast

11:55 AM12/22/2020
The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived off the coast of Somalia as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force - Quartz, Dec. 21.
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USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali Coast

1:21 PM12/22/2020
The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Makin Island (LHD8), USS Somerset (LPD 25), USS San Diego (LPD 22), and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit; and USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) conduct maritime operations off the coast of Mogadishu, Somalia in support of Operation Octave Quartz (OOQ). The OOQ mission is to reposition U.S. Department of Defense personnel from Somalia to other locations in East Africa.
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USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali Coast

1:26 PM12/22/2020
201219-N-LR905-1556 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 19, 2020) – A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (Reinforced) 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, flagship of the Amphibious Ready Group, along with the 15th MEU conduct operations under Joint Task Force – Quartz in support of Operation Octave Quartz. The mission of OOQ is to reposition U.S. DOD forces in Somalia to other East Africa operating locations while maintaining pressure on violent extremists and supporting partner forces.
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USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali Coast

1:45 PM12/22/2020
The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Makin Island (LHD8), USS Somerset (LPD 25), USS San Diego (LPD 22), and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit; and USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) conduct maritime operations off the coast of Mogadishu, Somalia in support of Operation Octave Quartz (OOQ). The OOQ mission is to reposition U.S. Department of Defense personnel from Somalia to other locations in East Africa.
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USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali Coast

1:54 PM12/22/2020
The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Makin Island (LHD8), USS Somerset (LPD 25), USS San Diego (LPD 22), and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit; and USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) conduct maritime operations off the coast of Mogadishu, Somalia in support of Operation Octave Quartz (OOQ). The OOQ mission is to reposition U.S. Department of Defense personnel from Somalia to other locations in East Africa.
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USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali Coast

1:59 PM12/22/2020
201218-M-UY835-1052 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 18, 2020) – U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island. The F-35Bs provide close air support to Operation OCTAVE QUARTZ. The mission of OOQ is to reposition U.S. DOD forces in Somalia to other East Africa operating locations while maintaining pressure on violent extremists and supporting partner forces.
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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Supports Operation Octave Quartz

11:12 AM12/28/2020
A Sailor directs an E/A-18G Growler, from the “Cougars” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Dec. 2, 2020. Nimitz, the flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce.
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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Supports Operation Octave Quartz

11:18 AM12/28/2020
A C-2 Greyhound, from the "Providers" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30, launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz Dec. 9, 2020. Nimitz, the flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce.
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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group supports Operation Octave Quartz

11:20 AM12/28/2020
The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group has been providing operational and close air support to Joint Task Force – Quartz and Operation Octave Quartz. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrived to support operations in Somalia Dec. 21.
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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Supports Operation Octave Quartz

1:35 PM12/28/2020
A C-2 Greyhound, from the "Providers" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30, launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz Dec. 9, 2020. Nimitz, the flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce.
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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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U.S. Africa Command conducts strike on al-Shabaab leaders

12:00 AM1/7/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted one airstrike in the vicinity of Saaxa Weyne, Somalia Jan. 7, 2021.
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AFRICOM commander conducts engagements in Somalia

4:48 PM1/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, completed a multi-day engagement in Somalia and a visit to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, operating off the coast of Somalia, Jan. 16-18.
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AFRICOM leadership visits USS Makin Island

5:00 PM1/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during an award ceremony on the ship's flight deck. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
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AFRICOM leadership visits USS Makin Island

5:05 PM1/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during an award ceremony on the ship's flight deck. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
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AFRICOM leadership visits USS Makin Island

5:30 PM1/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, inspects an F-35B Lightning II, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during a tour of the ship. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
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AFRICOM leadership visits USS Makin Island

5:33 PM1/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during a tour of the ship. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
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U.S. Africa Command forces conduct strike on al-Shabaab compound

9:52 PM1/18/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted one airstrike in the vicinity of Tiyeeglow, Somalia Jan. 18, 2021.
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AFRICOM commander concludes visit to East Africa

11:59 AM1/19/2021
Commander, senior enlisted leader, wrap up a five-day visit to East Africa including stops in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya as well as to the USS Makin Island (LHD 8), operating off the coast of Somalia.
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Commander, command senior enlisted leader conclude visit to East Africa

12:00 AM1/15/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to a group of service members during an award ceremony at an airfield in East Africa, Jan 15, 2021. Townsend traveled to East Africa to review future posturing of U.S. forces with key leaders in support of Operation Octave Quartz in preparation for the next phase of operations in East Africa.
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Commander, command senior enlisted leader conclude visit to East Africa

12:00 AM1/15/2021
Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, congratulates a service member during an award ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 15, 2021. Thresher was part of a five-day visit to East Africa with U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command. During the trip, Thresher recognized U.S. forces and spoke with partner military leadership about training possibilities.
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U.S. Africa Command forces conduct two strikes on al-Shabaab operatives

4:35 PM1/19/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted two airstrikes in the vicinities of Jamaame and Deb Scinnele, Somalia, Jan. 19, 2021.
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AFRICOM commander, senior enlisted leader conduct trip to East Africa

12:00 AM1/19/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a five-day visit to East Africa in mid-January 2021, which included stops in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya as well as to the USS Makin Island, operating off the coast of Somalia. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
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U.S. Forces work alongside African military members

8:27 AM2/2/2021
U.S. service members speak with Danab soldiers on in Somalia Jan. 28, 2021. AFRICOM forces continue to train, advise and support Somali and other East African partners in their fight against violent extremism.
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U.S. Forces work alongside African military members

8:36 AM2/2/2021
U.S. service members speak with Ugandan and Somali forces about upcoming training in Somalia Jan. 29, 2021.
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Armored Personnel Carriers complement Somalia security forces in fight against al-Shabaab

3:34 PM7/8/2021
The six vehicles were turned-over to SNA-Danab forces July 6 in a ceremony attended by leaders in the Somali Defense Forces, U.S. Department of State & U.S. Africa Command.
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Armored Personnel Carriers complement Somalia security forces in fight against al-Shabaab

3:36 PM7/8/2021
The six vehicles were turned-over to SNA-Danab forces July 6 in a ceremony attended by leaders in the Somali Defense Forces, U.S. Department of State & U.S. Africa Command.
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Armored Personnel Carriers complement Somalia security forces in fight against al-Shabaab

3:37 PM7/8/2021
The six vehicles were turned-over to SNA-Danab forces July 6 in a ceremony attended by leaders in the Somali Defense Forces, U.S. Department of State & U.S. Africa Command. Included in the package were basic issue items to ensure proper maintenance of the vehicles.
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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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Cutlass Express 21 begins, aims to strengthen coalition to secure maritime domains

8:40 AM7/28/2021
CE 21 assesses and improves combined maritime law enforcement capacity and promotes national and regional security in East Africa.
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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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