Somalia’s special forces attend largest US military exercise in East Africa


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Members of Somalia’s special forces known as Danab are participating in the largest US military exercise in the East African, which is currently underway in neighboring Kenya, Somali and Kenyan media reported.

The 11-day exercise code-named “Justified Accord” began in Kenya on Monday, hosting about 1,000 military personnel and units from 23 countries. According to Kenyan and Somali media, the exercise is aimed at increasing combat and crisis response readiness of the participating countries.

The US military said Justified Accord “showcases the desire of US and partner nations to increase readiness and interoperability for regional security and crisis response” as the region grapples with more than a decade-long Al-Shabaab insurgency.

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