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AMISOM Troops Struggle to Counter IED Threat in Somalia

A platoon of African Union soldiers patrol a village outside Mogadishu. They walk on foot ahead of three armored vehicles in order to sweep for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by al-Shabab insurgents. The goal is to find and defuse any bombs before they go off. Over the last five years, the African Union (AU) troops, called AMISOM, forced al-Shabab from most major towns, but the rebels have regrouped with IEDs as their weapon of choice. The insurgents have developed a...

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