Al-Shabaab Report On Kenya Manda Bay Attack Exaggerated - U.S.
Following the ambush at dawn, the Al-Shabaab issued a statement, saying there were "severe casualties on both Kenyan and American troops stationed there" but the U.S. Africa Command, Africom, has dismissed the group's statement, saying the message was distorted to create the wrong impression.
US marines in Manda Bay in Kenya.
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Capital FM, 13 January 2020
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The Conversation Africa, 15 January 2020
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Nation, 12 January 2020
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U.S. House, 14 January 2020
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