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U.S. & French Troops on Exercise in Djibouti; March 2016

U.S. & French Troops on Exercise in Djibouti; March 2016

Taken on 2016-03-31

"U.S. Army and French Soldiers bed down during a field training exercise in Arta, Djibouti, March 16, 2016. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton"

Source: U.S. Army

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2016-05-13

AMISOM Troops on Patrol; Dinsoor, Somalia, Sept 2015

AMISOM Troops on Patrol; Dinsoor, Somalia, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-07

AMISOM troops on patrol in Dinsoor, Somalia.

Source: AMISOM/Twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-12

AMISOM and Somali National Army Soldiers on Patrol; Baardheere, Somalia, Sept 2015

AMISOM and Somali National Army Soldiers on Patrol; Baardheere, Somalia, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-06

AMISOM and Somali National Army Soldiers on Patrol in Baardheere, Somali.

Source: AMISOM/Twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-12

AMISOM Force Commander Lt. Gen. Jonathan Rono Visits Troops; Janaale,Somalia, Sept 2015

AMISOM Force Commander Lt. Gen. Jonathan Rono Visits Troops; Janaale,Somalia, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-05

AMISOM Force Commander Lt. Gen. Jonathan Rono Visits Troops in Janaale, Lower Shabelle Region, Somalia.

Source: AMISON/Twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-12

Ugandan AMISOM troops, Qoryooley - Somalia, Mar 2014

Ugandan AMISOM troops, Qoryooley - Somalia, Mar 2014

Taken on 2014-03-22

The Somali National Army and troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) successfully executed a joint operation in the Lower Shabelle Region of Somalia today, capturing the key town of Qoryooley from the extremist group Al-Shabaab. The capture of Qoryooley is also critical for AMISOM future operations to liberate the port city of Baraawe, one of the remaining sources of illicit revenue for extremist group. Ugandan AMISOM troops seen during the joint operation's march towards Qoryooley.

Source: UN Photo/Tobin Jones/Flickr

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-05-19

Kenyan Troops With Destroyed Shabaab Technical, Somalia, 2013

Kenyan Troops With Destroyed Shabaab Technical, Somalia, 2013

Taken on 2013-08-22

In an image taken and released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team 22 August 2013, Kenyan soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) inspect a destroyed vehicle belonging to Al Qaeda-affliated extremist group Al Shabaab at Kismayo Airport in southern Somalia. At least seven Al Shabaab militants were killed and their vehicle destroyed early this morning following their attempt to attack the AMISOM camp at Kismayo International Airport in southern Somalia.

Source: Albany Associates/Flickr

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-12-08

Anti-Shabaab Raskamboni Militants on Truck, Somalia, 2013

Anti-Shabaab Raskamboni Militants on Truck, Somalia, 2013

Taken on 2013-08-22

SOMALIA, Kismayo: In an image taken and released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team 22 August 2013, fighters belonging to the Ras Kimboni Brigade ride on the back of a machine mounted truck know as a technical at Kismayo Airport in southern Somalia. At least seven Al Shabaab militants were killed and their vehicle destroyed early this morning following their attempt to attack the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) camp at Kismayo International Airport in southern Somalia. AMISOM troops thwarted the first probing attack by Al Qaeda linked fighters which began at 8.15 pm, forcing the attackers to retreat.

Source: Albany Associates/Flickr

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-12-08

Hague and Sheikh

Hague and Sheikh

Taken on 2013-04-25

British Foreign Secretary William Hague stands with Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at the opening of the newly built British Embassy in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Hague was in Mogadishu today to open the new British diplomatic mission over 20 years after it's predecessor was closed down and evacuated in 1991 as Somalia descended into over two decades of civil war and conflict, but with an improving security situation in the Horn of Africa country, the United Kingdom has become the first Western country to re-establish a permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia.

Source: AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-01

Ugandan AMISOM troops in Somalia, 2012

Ugandan AMISOM troops in Somalia, 2012

Taken on 2012-11-28

Ugandan troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) stand during a briefing before advancing on a fighting patrol around an area they captured following a night-time ground advance two nights previous. Troops from both the Ugandan and Burundian contingents of AMISOM and the Somali National Army (SNA) units advanced on foot to the dense area of bush south of Elasha Biya, itself approx. 15km west of Mogadishu, which was hitherto occupied by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Al Shabaab and being used to launch attacks along the Afgooye corridor, the main thoroughfare west of the Somali capital.

Source: AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE.

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-01

Kenyan Soldier Stands Gaurd

Kenyan Soldier Stands Gaurd

Taken on 2012-11-28

A member of the Kenya Defense Force stand guard at Kismayo International Airport. The Southern Somali city of Kismayo remains largely peaceful almost two months after the city was liberated from al-Shabab by the Kenya Defense Force, as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia.

Source: AU-UN IST PHOTO / TOBIN JONES

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-01

Somali Soldier and AU Vehicle

Somali Soldier and AU Vehicle

Taken on 2012-11-27

A Somali National Army (SNA) soldier walks past a fighting vehicle of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) following a ground advance the night before as part of a joint Somali National Army (SNA) and AMISOM operation in an area south-west of the Somali capital Mogadishu. Troops from both the Ugandan and Burundian contingents of AMISOM and SNA units advanced on foot to the dense area of bush south of Elasha Biya, itself approx. 15km west of Mogadishu, which was hitherto occupied by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Al Shabaab and being used to launch attacks along the Afgooye corridor, the main thoroughfare west of the Somali capital.

Source: AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE.

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-01

Ugandan Police Officer in Somalia

Ugandan Police Officer in Somalia

Taken on 2012-11-09

Somali civilians look on as a Ugandan police officer serving as part of a Formed Police Unit (FPU) with the African Union Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) walks past during a foot patrol in the Kaa'ran district in the Somali capital Mogadishu. AMISOM's FPUs are working with their counterparts in the Somali Police Force (SPF) in helping to provide security in Mogadishu in addition to training and mentoring the SPF on policing techniques and practises.

Source: AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE.

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-01

Al Shabab Fighters Surrendering

Al Shabab Fighters Surrendering

Taken on 2012-09-22

members of the Al Qaeda-affiliated militant group Al Shabaab stand after giving themselves up to forces of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Garsale, approximately 10km from the town of Jowhar, 80km north of the capital Mogadishu. Over 200 militants disengaged following in-fighting between militants in the region in which 8 Al Shabaab were killed, including 2 senior commanders. The former fighters were peacefully taken into AMISOM's protection handing in over 80 weapons in the process, in a further indication that the once-feared militant group is now divided and being defeated across Somalia.

Source: AU-UN IST PHOTO / ABUKAR ALBADRI.

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-01

Somali Refugees in Kenya

Somali Refugees in Kenya

Taken on 2011-08-11

Hundreds of people fleeing drought, famine and a civil war in Somalia wait in line at dawn to register at Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. According to the United Nations, 3.7 million Somalis are in crisis.

Source: Internews Network

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-01

Dolo Ado Camp

Dolo Ado Camp

Taken on 2011-06-29

Dolo Ado transit, a so called temporary reception area on the Ethiopian border with Somalia . Some 14,000 refugees wait in the transit center until they are assigned to one of three official overcrowded refugee camps 80 kilometers inland.

Source: Giro 555 SHO - Flickr

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-03-17

Dolo Ado Camp

Dolo Ado Camp

Taken on 2011-06-29

Dolo Ado transit, a so called temporary reception area on the Ethiopian border with Somalia . Some 14,000 refugees wait in the transit center until they are assigned to one of three official overcrowded refugee camps 80 kilometers inland.

Source: Giro 555 SHO - Flickr

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-03-17

Burundi Peacekeepers

Burundi Peacekeepers

Taken on 2006-09-24

Burundi peacekeepers prepare for next rotation to Somalia, Bjumbura, Burundi 012210

Source: Rick Scavetta, U.S. Army Africa

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-01

Burundian Peacekeepers Prepare for Next Deployment to Somalia, Burundi, 2006

Burundian Peacekeepers Prepare for Next Deployment to Somalia, Burundi, 2006

Taken on 2006-09-24

Burundi peacekeepers prepare for next rotation to Somalia By Rick Scavetta, U.S. Army Africa BUJUMBURA, Burundi – Under the shade of a tree, Pvt. Avlerie Mdayimiye cleans her Kalashnikov assault rifle and chats with fellow infantry soldiers about their upcoming peacekeeping deployment to Somalia. One of two women in her battalion, Mdayimiye reflects on her decision to join the infantry with pride. “I want to support my nation and to help other people,” she said. In the coming months, the infantrywoman will have the opportunity to do both. Recently trained through the U.S. State Department-led African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance program, Mdayimiye’s battalion will soon serve with the African Union Mission in Somalia, a peacekeeping operation geared toward stabilizing Somalia’s security situation.

Source: US Army Africa

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-03-01

Stationary UN tanks in support of Operation Restore Hope; Kismayo, Somalia, Nov 1993

Stationary UN tanks in support of Operation Restore Hope; Kismayo, Somalia, Nov 1993

Taken on 1993-11-29

United Nations tanks at the Belgian compound in Kismayo. The UN forces are in Somalia in support of Operation Restore Hope. Front view of a T-72 main battle tank with UN markings. These T-72's belong to the Indian Army.

Source: US Department of Defense/Wikimedia

Uploaded by RFrost on 2015-11-25