US military suspends two special ops members in Africa
The U.S. military says the head of Special Operations Command Africa has suspended a regional commander and an enlisted adviser over alleged misconduct and sent them back to the United States.
SOCA spokesman Maj. Casey Osborne tells The Associated Press the suspension of the Special Operations Command Forward-East Africa commander and the adviser happened Thursday. He gave no details.
The U.S. has about 1,000 special operations personnel in Africa. Those in East Africa largely assist in countering the Somaliabased al-Shabab extremist group.
NSW and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are investigating.