The US sent additional troops to the Kenyan military base after it was attacked

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 The US sent additional troops to the Kenyan military base after it was attacked


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Rt said that the Pentagon announced on the 6th that additional troops would join the U.S. and Kenyan forces currently stationed at the base, although the number of additional personnel has not been specified yet. In addition, the U.S. Defense Departments African Command has ruled out the possibility that the attack on the 6th may be related to the escalation of tensions between the two countries.

Kenyan defense forces spokesman Paul njuguna said in a statement earlier that at around 5:30 local time on the 5th, armed members of the Somali extremist group Al Shabab ignited gasoline in an attempt to damage the airport runway of the military base. Subsequently, the Kenyan military and armed personnel started fighting.

According to RT, Reuters quoted a Kenyan police report that Al Shabab destroyed two planes, two helicopters and several US military vehicles in the raid, killing one US soldier and two contractors. At present, there are less than 150 U.S. personnel stationed at the base, whose task is to combat terrorism and train east African forces.

The Youth Party in Somalia is associated with Al Qaeda. In recent years, it has launched many terrorist attacks in Somalia and its surrounding areas.

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