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U.S. Vows to Continue Backing Fight Against Islamic Terror in Africa


Added 02-16-20 02:20:03pm EST - “DAKAR, Senegal ?" The United States is committed to sending counter-terrorism resources to Africa to aid the continent's ongoing fight against radical Islamic forces, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.” - Freebeacon.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Freebeacon.com: “U.S. Vows to Continue Backing Fight Against Islamic Terror in Africa - Washington Free Beacon”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

DAKAR, Senegal – The United States is committed to sending counter-terrorism resources to Africa to aid the continent’s ongoing fight against radical Islamic forces, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Speaking Sunday alongside senior Senegalese officials during the first stop of a multi-nation visit to Africa, Pompeo said the Trump administration is currently reviewing its security plans for West Africa and will ensure nations in the region receive all the support they need in the fight against Islamic terrorist forces.

In his meetings with the Senegalese president and foreign minister, Pompeo said he "talked about Islamist terrorism, which endangers 350 million people right here in West Africa. It threatens Americans, too, and we are counting on Senegal. It is an important ally in this fight. And I assured our friends that the U.S. will keep this fight up as well."

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Pompeo’s comments are being viewed as a dose of much-needed reassurance to African nations concerned about America’s ongoing commitment to their safety and security.

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