The U.S. says it has reopened its embassy in Somalia nearly 3 decades after the U . S . A . Collapsed into civil warfare and the U. S. Army airlifted the ambassador to protection.
Wednesday’s statement says the opening reflects recent development inside the horn of Africa country that also faces frequent attacks through al-Qaida-related al-Shabab extremists. Al-Shabab on Monday tried to storm the Belidogle army airstrip in southern Somalia that hosts Somalia and U. S. Forces and is used to launch drones that attack al-Shabab targets. The U. S. Military says it has achieved 54 airstrikes against al-Shabab and a nearby Islamic country affiliate this 12 months. The U. S. Embassy in Mogadishu had closed in 1991. The u. S. Formally diagnosed Somalia’s new federal government in 2013 but had based its diplomatic project in neighbouring Kenya.