The News Brief: Why the CIA set up a secret counter-terror team in Kenya - News Summed Up

The News Brief: Why the CIA set up a secret counter-terror team in Kenya


A CIA-backed paramilitary police unit – known as the Rapid Response Team – is at the heart of US efforts to combat terrorism in Kenya. The details are contained in an investigation conducted by Declassified UK, the Daily Maverick in South Africa and the Star. The revelations coming nine months after one US military service member and two contractors were killed in an Islamist attack on a military base in Lamu are refocusing attention on America’s expanded military and intelligence footprint in Africa.


Source: The Star September 21, 2020 19:18 UTC



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