In this March 25, 2018 file photo, Somali soldiers secure the scene of a car bomb explosion near the parliament building in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
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The United Arab Emirates says it will end its military training mission to Somalia after an incident that saw its soldiers assaulted and $9.6 million seized at in Mogadishu.The UAE has trained thousands of Somali soldiers in the mission it began in 2014, which both helped the conflict-ravaged country rebuild after decades of chaos and give Emirati soldiers more experience abroad.Late Sunday night, the UAE's Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying it would end its training mission in Somalia, where it also built training centers and a hospital.However, Somali officials Wednesday said that it would end UAE funding of its armed forces.The UAE also plans to open a military base there and has invited Somaliland officials to visit the Emirates.
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