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US Envoy To Somalia Shwartz Resigns
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US Envoy To Somalia Shwartz Resigns

The first Ambassador of the United States of America in Somalia in 26 years Mr. Stephen Shwartz has resigned, Radio Dalsan reports. A source in the US Embassy in Somalia has confirmed that the envoy resigned citing "personal reasons". Schwartz was deployed in Mogadishu in July 27 2016. He was tasked with helping Somali officials stabilise country after decades of civil war. Recently the US has been actively involved in the war against Alshabaab. Under Shwartz US airstrikes were increased and for the first time Washington sent its ground on the boots albeit special forces to combat the militants. The 58 yrs old career diplomat previously served in Ethiopia, Kenya, Comoros, Mauritius, South Africa and Zambia.