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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. to Quit Somalia

MOGADISHU () -- The last 80 American diplomats and marines will be withdrawn from bandit-ridden Somalia by Sept. 15, the U.S. envoy in Mogadishu said Friday.


"We are leaving by the middle of September for two basic reasons: the strong feeling Somalis have not made substantial progress towards a settlement, and because the security situation just gets worse," a spokesman said.


The move comes in the wake of an attack Monday, in which Somali militia members killed seven Indian UN soldiers and wounded nine others