Agence France-PresseNovember 12, 2013 11:47
The UN Security Council on Tuesday approved a 4,400-troop boost to the African force in Somalia, taking it to more than 22,100 troops deployed to tackle resurgent Islamist militants.
The 15-member council voted unanimously to allow the increase while renewing the mandate of the African Union force.
The maximum size of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) will increase from just over 17,700 to 22,126. The extra troops are expected to start arriving in early 2014, diplomats said.