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British troops train Ugandan boat squadrons preparing to take the fight to al Qaida-linked Islamist terror group al-Shabab in Somalia

  • Uganda is the biggest contributor to the African Union Mission in Somalia
  • Group has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle the extremist militants
  • British Royal Marines have been working in Entebbe, Uganda teaching troops
By Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline

Published: 00:55, 5 August 2019 | Updated: 01:11, 5 August 2019

British troops have been training their Ugandan counterparts to help them prepare for a difficult peacekeeping deployment where they will fight the al-Qaida linked group al-Shabab.

Uganda is the biggest contributor to the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) - with 5,000 troops forming part of the 20,000-strong force.

The group, created in 2007, has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle the extremists who want to topple the western-backed government.

British troops have been training their Ugandan counterparts to help them prepare for a difficult peacekeeping deployment where they will fight the al-Qaida linked group al-Shabab.

During their deployment, marines from the Ugandan People's Defence Force (UPDF), will protect the area and sea around Mogadishu airport in the Somali capital.

For more than a month, eight British Royal Marines under the 1 Assault Group have been working on the water and beaches of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, Uganda, sharing their vital skills.

This has included lessons in how to use boats tactically in the littoral environment - the shore area - conduct patrols, operate vehicle checkpoints as well as stopping and searching suspect craft.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...adrons-preparing-fight-al-Shabab-Somalia.html
 
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