Trump Gives Pentagon More Power to Carry Out Raids & Airstrikes in Somalia

HeadlineApr 04, 2017
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President Trump has signed a directive classifying parts of Somalia as “areas of active hostilities”—meaning the Pentagon now has more power to carry out airstrikes and ground raids in the region. The new classification also means the Pentagon will have more permission to kill civilian bystanders. Trump also declared parts of Yemen “areas of active hostilities” last month.

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