UK to send 250 specialist troops to Somalia to battle Al Shabab


Britain is to send 250 troops to Somalia as the country battles against Al Shabab terrorists. The move, to take place “within the next 12 months:”, will represent the first official engagement of the new Army Ranger regiment.

It comes just months after the creation of the Special Operation Brigade was announced by former SAS commander General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, who currently heads the British Army. Under his vision, four “all arms” battalions, each containing 250 special purpose Ranger units, will support the SAS and deploy on training and advisory missions across the globe. Gen Carleton-Smith revealed his future plans while speaking at the Atlantic Council, a non-partisan organisation that galvanises US leadership and engagement in the world.

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Source: Shabelle Media Network