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Illustration on Somalia taking up the fight against the al-Shabab insurgency by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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A mother whose daughter was shot in the head by attackers during a militant attack on a restaurant, grieves in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, June 15, 2017. Somalia's security forces early Thursday morning ended a night-long siege by al-Shabab Islamic extremists at the popular "Pizza House" restaurant in the capital. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis listens during a National Security session at the 2017 Somalia Conference in London, Thursday, May 11, 2017. The Somalia Conference is aimed at improving stability and prosperity in Somalia and boosting the humanitarian response to the drought. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Mohamoud Saed, a refugee from Somalia, looks at a photo of his family on his phone in Clarkston, Ga., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Saed, who was a doctor in Somalia before he fled the nation's civil war, anxiously awaits the arrival of his wife and eight children while struggling with kidney issues that he hopes could be solved with a transplant from one of his family members. The Saeds completed the lengthy refugee application process but never made the trip to the U.S. Their travel documents expired during legal wrangling over President Donald Trump's executive orders to limit the refugee program and ban travel from several countries, including Somalia. (Courtesy of Mohamoud Saed via AP)

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Mohamoud Saed, a refugee from Somalia, helps out in a friend's clothing store in Clarkston, Ga., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Saed, who was a doctor in Somalia before he fled the nation's civil war, anxiously awaits the arrival of his wife and eight children while struggling with kidney issues that he hopes could be solved with a transplant from one of his family members. The Saeds completed the lengthy refugee application process but never made the trip to the U.S. Their travel documents expired during legal wrangling over President Donald Trump's executive orders to limit the refugee program and ban travel from several countries, including Somalia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Soldiers riding on an army truck pass by the covered dead body of a man killed in a suicide car bomb attack, near the defense ministry compound in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, April 9, 2017. Somalia's new military chief Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale survived the blast which targeted the convoy he was traveling in with senior military officials, police say, but a number of soldiers and civilians were killed. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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Soldiers and others pass by the covered dead body of a man killed in a suicide car bomb attack, near the defense ministry compound in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, April 9, 2017. Somalia's new military chief Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale survived the blast which targeted the convoy he was traveling in with senior military officials, police say, but a number of soldiers and civilians were killed. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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A Somali soldier, left, stands by the wreckage of a passing minibus that was destroyed in a suicide car bomb attack near the defense ministry compound in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, April 9, 2017. Somalia's new military chief Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale survived the blast which targeted the convoy he was traveling in with senior military officials, police say, but a number of soldiers and civilians were killed. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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People carry away the body of a man killed in a suicide car bomb attack near the defense ministry compound in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, April 9, 2017. Somalia's new military chief Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale survived the blast which targeted the convoy he was traveling in with senior military officials, police say, but a number of soldiers and civilians were killed. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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People carry away the body of a man killed in a suicide car bomb attack, near the defense ministry compound in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, April 9, 2017. Somalia's new military chief Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale survived the blast which targeted the convoy he was traveling in with senior military officials, police say, but a number of soldiers and civilians were killed. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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FILE - In this photo taken Monday, March 6, 2017, a Somali government soldier walks on the beach in Eyl, in Somalia's semiautonomous northeastern state of Puntland. Somali pirates have seized a small boat, kidnapped its Indian crew members, and are taking the vessel to the Eyl area of northern Somalia, an investigator said Monday, April 3, 2017, the latest vessel targeted by the region's resurgent hijackers. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 file photo, the former pirate village of Eyl is viewed from a nearby hill, in Somalia's semiautonomous northeastern state of Puntland. Somali pirates have seized a small boat, kidnapped its Indian crew members, and are taking the vessel to the Eyl area of northern Somalia, an investigator said Monday, April 3, 2017, the latest vessel targeted by the region's resurgent hijackers. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, masked Somali pirate Hassan stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel that washed up on shore after the pirates were paid a ransom and released the crew, in the once-bustling pirate den of Hobyo, Somalia. Somali pirates have seized a small boat, kidnapped its Indian crew members, and are taking the vessel to the Eyl area of northern Somalia, an investigator said Monday, April 3, 2017, the latest vessel targeted by the region's resurgent hijackers. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Somali soldiers walk near the wreckage of a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia. A police official says the car bomb exploded near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital killing at least one person and wounding others. Week by week, country by country, the Pentagon is quietly seizing more control over warfighting decisions, sending hundreds of more troops to war with little public debate and seeking greater authority to battle extremists across the Middle East and Africa. This week it was Somalia, where President Donald Trump gave the U.S. military more authority to conduct offensive airstrikes on al-Qaida-linked militants. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

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In this photo March 28, 2017, photo, a Somali soldier provides security as newly displaced Somalis gather at a camp in the Garasbaley area on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. Drought-stricken families facing a hunger crisis are on the move, trying to reach international aid agencies that cannot distribute food in areas under the control of al-Shabab, Somalia's homegrown Islamic extremist rebels who are affiliated to al-Qaida. Week by week, country by country, the Pentagon is quietly seizing more control over warfighting decisions, sending hundreds of more troops to war with little public debate and seeking greater authority to battle extremists across the Middle East and Africa. This week it was Somalia, where President Donald Trump gave the U.S. military more authority to conduct offensive airstrikes on al-Qaida-linked militants.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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Somali soldiers walk near the wreckage of a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, March 24, 2017. A police official says the car bomb exploded near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital killing at least one person and wounding others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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In this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, file photo, masked and armed Somali pirate Hassan stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel washed ashore after the pirates were paid a ransom and the crew were released in the once-bustling pirate den of Hobyo, Somalia. Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel there since 2012. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, addresses the media at the start of his visit to Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Guterres is conducting high level talks including with Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, to start of what he calls an emergency visit to highlight the country's famine crisis.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, centre, walks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, 2nd left, inside the UN compound in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Guterres is conducting high level talks including with Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, to start of what he calls an emergency visit to highlight the country's famine crisis.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, stands with Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, left, during his visit to Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Guterres is conducting high level talks including with Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, to start of what he calls an emergency visit to highlight the country's famine crisis. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)