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The (No) Numbers Game – AMISOM’s Cagey Casualty Record

Next year, AMISOM forces will have spent a decade in Somalia; the longest that any foreign force has spent on Somali soil in its independent history. That, in itself, is an achievement. Many forces have come and gone away, defeated by the enormity of the task of bringing lasting stability to Somalia, or at the very least, pacifying the sometimes rabid violence that made world headlines as yet another desperate Somali story punctuated by bullets.

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