More troops urged to prop up Somalia

Posted: March 12, 2017 at 4:08 a.m.
Updated: March 12, 2017 at 4:08 a.m.

FILE - In this Sunday, July 26, 2015 file photo, an African Union (AU) soldier walks past the scene of destruction following a suicide car bomb attack outside a well-known hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. The head of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Francisco Caetano Madeira is seeking a surge in troops to help the country's security forces control areas won back from the extremist group al-Shabab. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The head of the African Union mission in Somalia is seeking a surge in troops to help the country's military control areas won back from extremist group al-Shabab, saying Somalia's army has been unable to take charge as expected.

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