Somalia: U.S. Africa Command forces conduct two strikes on al-Shabaab operatives

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. Initial assessments indicate the strikes killed three al-Shabaab operatives. The command’s initial assessment is Read More …

Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. target al-Shabaab explosives makers

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. “We will continue to apply pressure to the al-Shabaab network. They continue to Read More …

US service member injured in Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia

A US service member was injured in Somalia Monday when Al-Shabaab attacked US and Somali forces, according to the US military. Al-Shabaab attacked the forces using “a vehicle employed as an improvised explosive device and mortar fire,” US Africa Command Read More …

In Burkina Faso, US Troops Train Local Soldiers

The United States’s military involvement in Burkina Faso is opaque. Even diplomats and military officials from other countries who are based in Burkina Faso told the Mail & Guardian that they have little knowledge of what exactly is happening on Read More …

Russia, Wagner Group Continue Military Involvement in Libya

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. Overhead imagery shows Wagner forces and equipment on the front lines of the Libyan conflict Read More …

AFRICOM: Russia, Wagner Group complicating Libyan ceasefire efforts

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has clear evidence that Russian employed, state-sponsored Wagner Group laid landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in and around Tripoli, further violating the United Nations arms embargo and endangering the lives of innocent Libyans. Verified photographic Read More …

Virtual Battlespace 3 Provides Training Opportunities During Coronavirus Restrictions

Vicenza, ITALY — Since the implementation of COVID-19 related restrictions in Italy, U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade have relied heavily on the Virtual Battlespace 3 program at the Vicenza Mission Training Complex on Caserma Ederle. Virtual Read More …

Countering lies with truth: Battling terrorist propaganda in East Africa

Lies, coercion, and deceit. These are a few of the malign tactics, techniques and procedures of terrorist organizations. Al-Shabaab, the al-Qaida affiliate in East Africa, is no exception. Terrorist organizations often spread disinformation and falsities as propaganda to bolster their Read More …

Namibia: Local security personnel get training on disposal of unexploded ordnance

U.S. Africa Command recently facilitated the training of 15 local personnel in the identification and disposal of unexploded ordnance as part of the U.S. Government’s Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) programme. Training was provided to 10 members of the Namibian Defense Read More …