The US’s recent actions in the Somalia are ‘problematic’ and are fueling anti-American sentiment, a Washington-based aid agency says.

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US Somalia policy ‘problematic’

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The US’s recent actions in the Somalia are ‘problematic’ and are fueling anti-American sentiment, a Washington-based aid agency says.  

In one of sharpest criticisms of the US’s role in the Horn of Africa region the Refugees International assessment maintained that US missile strikes on Somalia is undermining attempts to find a peaceful solution for the troubled nation.

“These military actions undermine the diplomatic push for political reconciliation and galvanize extremist elements, reinforcing the very threat that US policy in the Horn of Africa is meant to address,” said Refugees International in a report titled ‘Somalia: Proceed with Caution.’

The US has targeted the so-called terrorists using missile strikes and has added the military wing of Somalia’s Islamic movement to its list of foreign terrorist organizations.

Refugees International also called on the US government to ‘condemn human rights violations committed by the Ethiopian forces.’

The organization also recommended the US Congress to ‘investigate any military support that was provided to Ethiopia to ensure it adheres to US law.’

Last week, 40 Somali and foreign aid agencies warned of an impending humanitarian catastrophe if world leaders do not ‘urgently focus their attention’ on the country.

Source Press TV

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