ICC Note: British Prime Minister David Cameron approved deployment of 70 troops in Somalia to support African Union efforts in combating Al-Shabaab. Officials believe by ending the regional conflicts, it would alleviate some of the refugee crisis Europe and other continents are facing. Al-shabaab is notorious for attacking Christian communities in Kenya and the surrounding regions.
By Ian Silvera
09/29/2015 Somalia (Yahoo News UK)– David Cameron will deploy British troops to Somalia in a bid to quell Al-Shabaab and other Islamic militant groups in the region. The prime minster is expected to make the commitment when he visits the UN headquarters in New York on 28 September.
Cameron will offer up to 70 personal to take on the al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists in Somalia and around 300 members of the Armed Forces over multiple deployments to assist the UN’s peacekeeping efforts in South Sudan. But the personnel in Somalia will reportedly not be involved in the frontline operations and instead help the African Union force with medical, logistical and engineering tasks.