An expert, the Vice President of the Experimental Creative Centre International Public Foundation Yuri Byaly called the US airstrike against Islamists in Somalia unusual on November 28 in an interview to a correspondent of the Rossa Primavera Information Agency.
“The event is quite unusual. This may be a reaction to adjacent Sudan’s proposal for Russia to set up a base at Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast. This may also be a preventive reaction to the approach of ISIL (organization banned in Russia ― Rossa Primavera Information Agency) to the American base in Djibouti,” Byaly said.
On November 28, the US Air Force attacked ISIL (organization banned in Russia ― Rossa Primavera Information Agency) positions in the north-eastern Somalia killing one extremist.
Sudan’s proposal for Russia to set up a military base on the Red Sea became known after the meeting of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir on November 23.
In the Republic of Djibouti, which borders on Somalia, the largest American military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier (personnel is up to 4 thousand servicemen), is located, as well as a French military base (about 3 thousand). Also, in July 2017, China announced its plans to set up a navy base in Djibouti.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency