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Report: US Expands Anti-Terrorism Operations in Djibouti

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Washington newspaper reports the United States has sharply escalated its counter-terrorism operations at a military base in the East African nation of Djibouti. The Washington Post says unmanned drones on missions over Somalia and Yemen take off or land at the base an average of 16 times per day. It says about 300 personnel […]

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Plane Crash Kills Four US Military Personnel in Djibouti

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. military plane has crashed in the East African nation of Djibouti, killing all four U.S. military personnel on board. The U.S. Defense Department says the four died Saturday when the aircraft, a U-28 utility plane, was involved in an accident near Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. In a separate statement, the U.S. Africa Command […]

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Plane Crash Kills Four US Military Personnel in Djibouti

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. military aircraft has crashed in the East African nation of Djibouti, killing all four U.S. military personnel on board. The U.S. Africa Command says the aircraft went down during a routine flight late Saturday about six miles from the Djibouti International Airport. The statement did not describe the type of aircraft nor the […]

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US Defense Chief Says Djibouti is Key Counterterror Ally

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says the nation of Djibouti, in east Africa, has become a key partner in the fights against terrorism and piracy. Panetta made a brief visit Tuesday to Djibouti, where he met with President Ismail Omar Guelleh and thanked him for his support. Speaking to reporters aboard the flight to […]

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US Defense Chief Says Djibouti is Key Counterterror Ally

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says countries like Djibouti are key to counterterrorism efforts, as the U.S. shifts its focus to al-Qaida affiliates in Somalia and Yemen. Panetta made a brief visit Tuesday to Djibouti, where he met with President Ismail Omar Guelleh and thanked him for his support and partnership. The defense chief […]

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