Trump orders withdrawal of most U.S. troops from Somalia

U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of nearly all U.S. troops from Somalia by Jan. 15, the Pentagon said on Friday, part of a global pullback before Trump leaves office next month that will also see him draw down forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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