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Usa, Trump: 80 militari in Gabon per aiutare americani in Congo

Timore di nuove violenze dopo le elezioni presidenziali
fonte: AGV - Agenzia Giornalistica il Velino/Sputnik
di Ala

Gli Stati Uniti hanno dispiegato 80 militari in Gabon per aiutare i cittadini americani e il personale dell’ambasciata nella Repubblica democratica del Congo per il timore di nuove violenze dopo le elezioni di doemica scorsa. In una lettera al Congresso, il Presidente Donald Trump ha spiegato che il personale delle Forze Armate è stato dispiegato a Libreville. Il personale militare americano rimarrà in Gabon fino a quando la situazione lo richiederà.

The United States has deployed 80 military personnel to Gabon in response to violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) related to the recent election, US President Donald Trump said in a letter to congressional leaders.

”United States Armed Forces personnel have deployed to Libreville, Gabon, to be in position to support the security of United States citizens, personnel, and diplomatic facilities in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo,” the letter said on Friday. “This deployment of approximately 80 personnel is in response to the possibility that violent demonstrations may occur in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in reaction to the December 30, 2018, elections there.”#### The first of these personnel arrived in Gabon on January 2 with combat equipment and supported by military aircraft, the letter said. Additional forces may deploy to Gabon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or the Republic of the Congo, if necessary, the letter said. 

The US military personnel will remain in the region until the security situation in the DRC no long requires it, the letter said.