Instead, there should be troops manning the borders with the Kenyans, is keeping them in Somalia, and blowing their pirate ships out of the waters.
Now we’re sending troops to Somalia and South Sudan: 370 to help fight against Islamist terrorists
Hundreds of British troops are to be deployed to East Africa to help counter Islamist extremists, including jihadis from Al-Shabaab in Somalia (pictured above) and those operating in South Sudan
- Total of 370 British troops to be deployed to East Africa to fight extremists
- 70 Forces personnel will go to Somalia, where forces are fighting jihadis
- Up to 300 to go to South Sudan where civil war has been raging for years
- PM defended move saying it would bring ‘security and stability’ to regions
Hundreds of British troops are to be deployed to East Africa to help counter Islamist extremists and help UN peacekeepers, David Cameron announced last night.
A group of 70 Armed Forces personnel will go to Somalia, where African Union forces are fighting jihadis from Al-Shabaab. A second force of up to 300 is to go to South Sudan, the world’s youngest country where a civil war has been raging for two years.
Downing Street officials insisted they would not take a ‘front-line’ role in either conflict but would be involved in training and logistical support for peacekeepers, as well as providing engineering expertise.
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