Apr 17, 2018

UAE to end military training in Somalia after $10m was seized

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The United Arab Emirates announced it will be ending its military training mission in Somalia after its soldiers were assaulted and nearly $10 million was seized in Mogadishu this month, Defense News reports.

Big picture: The change in relations between the UAE and Somalia highlights the larger crisis in the Gulf, at the center of which is Qatar. Somalia — and the Horn of Africa — has been caught in the crosshairs.

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