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Fighting al-Shabab: US trains elite Somali forces

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Fighting al-Shabab: US trains elite Somali forces

Fighting al-Shabab: US trains elite Somali forces

Somali government officials say this elite force is comprised of soldiers from almost all of Somalia's tribes and clans.


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