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USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams helps get US troop withdrawal from Somalia underway

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams helps get US troop withdrawal from Somalia underway
U.S. Africa Command, citing security concerns, declined to say Friday how many troops have already been moved or when the withdrawal will be completed.

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams helps get US troop withdrawal from Somalia underway The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ''Woody'' Williams conducts a passing exercise with a Senegalese navy patrol vessel in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa in September 2020.The USS Hershel "Woody" Williams, an expeditionary sea base that normally carries a contingent of crisis-response Marines, and an AC-130W Stinger II plane are supporting the troop movement, the military said in a statement Thursday.The USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, which is assigned to AFRICOM and is based out of Souda Bay in Crete, is a relatively new asset in Europe., AFRICOM said.

Dagvin Anderson, will reposition forces “in a deliberate, conditions-based manner,” AFRICOM said in a statement.25 said AFRICOM has seen “a definitive shift” in recent months of al-Shabab's focus to attack U.

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