U.S. Renews Travel Ban to Somalia, Claim Country Unstable Over Al-Shabaab Activity

US STATE DEPARTMENTSECURITY BRIEF

U.S.  on Tuesday 24th May 2016  renewed its travel warning to citizens travelling to Somalia.

The State Department claimed Somalia still remains unstable and dangerous citing the terrorist operatives (Al-Shabaab/ISIS) and armed groups continue staging attacks on Somalia authorities, SNA, AMISOM troops and other non-military targets.

The travel ban further warned of existing threat targeting foreigners in places where large crowds gather; airports, government buildings and shopping areas.

Inter-clan and inter-factional fights have been witnessed in the recent past.

The State Department also referred to the Daallo airline attack in February.

The travel warning/advisory to horn of Africa nation replaces a similar one U.S. had issued in October 1, 2015.

Though U.S. has warned its citizens to avoiding travelling to Somalia, the country's security continues to improve with SNA and AMISOM forces fighting Al-Shabaab militants across all the sectors. Several regions/localities and towns reportedly have been liberated off the terrorists.

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