U.S. sends military to Congo to counter possible violence after election unrest

U.S. sends military to Congo to counter possible violence after election unrest

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. military personnel had deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the De

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. military personnel had deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a presidential election there.READ MORE: Congo shuts down the internet amid issue-plagued election countIn a letter to congressional leaders, Trump said the first of about 80 military personnel arrived in Gabon on Wednesday in case they are needed to protect U.S. citizens and diplomatic facilities in Congo’s capital Kinshasa.He said they “will remain in the region until the security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo becomes such that their presence is no longer needed.”Trump said additional forces may deploy to Gabon “if necessary.”WATCH: Residents, workers frustrated after Congo shuts down internet after election

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