Head of U.S. Africa Command Visits Somalia

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, head of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), said he would "assess the progress" of the U.S. military campaign to keep pressure on the Islamic State militants and the local al-Qaida affiliate Al-Shabaab.

African Mission for Somalia (Amisom) soldiers fighting the al-Shabaab insurgents in the front line in Mogadishu on June 20, 2011 (file photo).

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