USA—Troops Deployed To Gabon To Respond To Potential Election Violence In DRC

Stars And Stripes | 01/08/2019

The U.S. military has deployed troops to Gabon in preparation for possible election violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, reports the Stars and Stripes. About 80 military personnel and “appropriate combat equipment” arrived in Libreville, Gabon, on Jan. 2 to provide security to U.S. citizens and diplomatic facilities in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, President Donald Trump told Congress on Jan. 4. Additional forces may be deployed if necessary and “will remain in...

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