What will authorizing the return of US troops mean for Somalia?

Ahmed Soliman examines what the reintroduction of US military means for Somalia.

Explainer Video Updated 20 June 2022 Published 17 June 2022 2 minute watch

What will authorizing the return of US troops mean for Somalia?

— Ahmed Soliman examines what the reintroduction of US military means for Somalia.

He says the strategy remains to try and reduce al-Shabaab’s threat, suppress its ability to carry out operations, and target its senior leadership.

There is more of a recognition now that the focus needs to be on restoring an effective security sector within Somalia and ensuring their forces are ready, but this also requires better coordination between the federal government and federal member states which it is hoped will happen in this new administration.