From Press TV:
The United States is involved in preparatory military operations in Somali for a ‘major’ offensive against Somali fighters, report says.
US is providing military assistance to Somali government in order to retake capital Mogadishu from Somali fighters, a recent report in The New York Times indicates.
The American military is conducting nighttime surveillance in the Al-Shabab-controlled areas of the capital and training Somali intelligence officers and forces in addition to providing logistical supports for the government, the report adds.
All the preliminary efforts, including reconnaissance and logistic operations, are meant to help launch a major assault on what US government dubs the ‘al-Qaeda’ branch in Somalia within ‘a few’ weeks.
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“It’s the Americans … helping us,” the US newspaper quoted Somali military chief General Mohamed Gelle Kahiye as saying.