US mil­i­tary sus­pends two spe­cial ops mem­bers in Africa

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - WORLD -

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.

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