Britain urges US not to abandon fight against Al-Shabaab in wake of Nairobi attack

July 12, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Britain is urging the United States to abandon plans to cut its military presence in Somalia after last week’s terrorist attack in neighbouring Kenya, according to Western defence officials.

The assault by al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda’s Somali franchise, on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi demonstrated the group’s resilience 12 years after US troops were first sent to Somalia as part of an international military campaign to destroy it.

At least 21 people, including a British charity chief, were killed after a suicide bomber and four gunmen breached 14 Riverside, one of the best guarded civilian premises in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday. 

The attackers killed restaurant diners in their seats, and…

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