Trump ordered the withdrawal of most U.S. troops from Somalia

Washington, December 4 the US Department of Defense said on December 4 that President trump has ordered the withdrawal of most US personnel and facilities in Somalia in early 2021. < / P > < p > the US Department of Defense said in a statement on the same day that some of the US troops withdrawn will no longer be deployed in eastern Africa, and some of them will be deployed to neighboring countries. The US military and partner countries will continue to carry out cross-border military operations against violent extremist organizations in Somalia. < / P > < p > at present, about 700 US troops are stationed in Somalia to train and assist the Somali government forces in combating al Qaeda related al Shabab fighters. US media quoted us officials as saying that US troops in Somalia will be transferred to military bases in Kenya and Djibouti. < / P > < p > the trump administration has recently accelerated the withdrawal of troops from overseas. The Pentagon announced on the 17th of last month that the number of US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq will be reduced to about 2500 by mid January next year. According to reports, there are about 4500 and 3000 U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq respectively.