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Dagaal culus oo ka dhacay duleedka degmada Halgan. Ciidamada ATMIS oo qof shacab ah ku toogtay isgoyska Ceelgaabta Xamarweyne.

Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab in Somalia has gotten “biger, stronger and bolder” since American troops were pulled out of the country following an order by then-US President Donald Trump in late 2020, the commander of US Africa Command Stephen Townsend said on Wednesday.

He said insurgents capitalized on the power struggles between the Horn of Africa country’s leaders and a political dysfunction that distracted authorities from the fight against Al-Shabaab, who has been able to carry out attacks in the Horn of Africa region and overrun bases housing African Union peacekeepers.

“In the last 16 months, since we concluded the repoistioning out of Somalia, Al-Shabaab has gotten bigger, stronger and bolder,” Towsend told Foreign Policy and another traveling reporter in an interview at Africom’s headquarters at Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany. “And we have seen them in recent months conduct attacks that they have not had the capacity to do in the last three years that I’ve been here.”

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