15 Jun 2022

Al Shabaab forces ‘insidious’ in Somalia, says US ambassador

Europe Editor and Presenter

The US has announced that it will redeploy troops to Somalia to help in the fight against Al Shabaab.

Since the former US President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal in December 2020, there has been a marked increase in attacks by the militants.

The announcement also comes less than a year after the withdrawal of US-led coalition forces from Afghanistan.

We asked for an interview with Somalia’s new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, but we were turned down.

US Ambassador to Somalia Larry Andre joined us from the Somali capital Mogadishu.