OSINT SUMMARY, April 25, 2016
British Elite SAS Special Forces troops have been training Somali Forces on how to fight Islamist Al-Shabaab terrorists.
The Who Dares Wins unit is based in a remote camp north of the capital Mogadishu.
Mogadishu has witnessed series of attacks from the Al Qaeda linked extremists.
The mission of ten SAS strong team has been working ‘secretly’ alongside SNA to disrupt and stop Al-Shabaab operations.
The small unit also has been working with US Delta Force in directing airstrikes against the insurgents by American jets based in Djibouti.
There is also a second much larger force of UK and European soldiers is training Somali troops ready for a major offensive later this year.
The British SAS soldiers are drawn from infantry regiments across the Army and are also based near Mogadishu.
Two months ago, about 26 soldiers from the 4th Battalion the ‘Yorkshire Regiment’ were sent to Uganda to mentor and train UPDF troops.
Their involvement (training) had a direct result on the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) successes and their effectiveness for deployment to Somalia.