US troops am­bushed

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PRES­I­DENT Trump yes­ter­day tweeted his con­do­lences to the fam­ily of a US spe­cial forces sol­dier killed in So­ma­lia.

Four other Amer­i­can troops and a So­mali sol­dier were also wounded in the al-shabab mili­tia am­bush.

Mr Trump tweeted: “They are truly all he­roes,” mis­spelling the east African na­tion as “So­mo­lia”.

Nearly 500 US forces are fight­ing along­side So­mali troops to clear out the al-qaeda-linked fa­nat­ics.

It is the first US com­bat death in Africa since last Oc­to­ber.

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