Fighting al-Shabab: US trains elite Somali forces

Somali government officials say this elite force is comprised of soldiers from almost all of Somalia's tribes and clans.

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    The number of US soldiers in Somalia has increased under President Donald Trump.

    One of their jobs involves training a local group to become an elite force to take on al-Shabab fighters.

    Al Jazeera gets a first-hand look at the so-called "lightning force" in training.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from central Somalia.


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