Uganda decides to withdraw troops from Somalia


Uganda will pull its soldiers out of the African Union mission fighting Islamist group al-Shabab in Somalia, its military chief has said.

Gen Katumba Wamala said the decision to withdraw Ugandan troops by December 2017 was taken because of frustration with the Somali army and military advisers from US, UK and Turkey.

Uganda provides the biggest contingent of soldiers to the AU force, Amisom.

Amisom has helped push al-Shabab out of most of Somalia’s major towns.

But the militants continue to mount deadly suicide bombings and guerrilla attacks.


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