However the move has been condemned by a number of analysts with one Democrat politician describing the policy as a “surrender to Al-Qaeda”.
Most American soldiers in the region are training Somali forces to help them fight Islamist extremist group al-Shabaab.
Last month a CIA official was killed during a botched rain on a suspected al-Shabaab bombmaker.
President Trump has already ordered the number of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be slashed ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration in January.
According to the Pentagon some of the troops from Somalia will be sent to neighbouring countries whilst others will leave the area completely.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
In a statement they said: “The US is not withdrawing or disengaging from Africa.
“We remain committed to our African partners and enduring support through a whole-of-government approach.
“While a change in force posture, this action is not a change in US policy.
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