A few weeks after US President Donald Trump ordered US troops to withdraw from Somalia, the US military announced the deployment of its aircraft carrier to the African coast.
“The U.S. military has confirmed that the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier has moved to the Somali coast while the military is preparing to move almost all US troops in Somalia to other parts of Africa,” Hill reported.
According to the report, the US Navy said in a statement that the Nimitz fleet has been providing operational and logistical services to the Quartz task force since December 21; The group responsible for moving US troops from Somalia to other parts of Africa.
In addition to the Nimitz aircraft carrier, the US fleet includes more than 80 fighters, two cruisers and a destroyer equipped with air-to-air missiles.
USNI News first reported the delivery of the Nimitz aircraft carrier to Somalia.
It was December 15, according to US media reports, that President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to withdraw most US troops from Somalia.
The United States has about 700 troops in Somalia, and has been in the country for about 13 years under the pretext of fighting al-Qaeda and the al-Shabaab movement.
According to Reuters, most US troops will leave Somalia by January 15, leaving only a small group of US troops in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.