U.S. and British military forces will help their Kenyan counterparts set up round-the-clock surveillance of the country’s airports in response to continuing fears that terrorists are planning to attack commercial airplanes here, officials from the three nations said today. Marine Maj. Gen. John F. Sattler, who the heads the Combined Joint Task Force for the Horn of Africa, based at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti, is scheduled to discuss airport and embassy security with heads of Kenya’s police and anti-terrorism unit on Tuesday, said Peter Claussen, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy. The meeting highlights the role that U.S. forces are playing in Kenya, a country hit hard by two major terrorist attacks in five years — the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing in Nairobi and last November’s bombing of a hotel in the coastal city of Mombasa. Full Story
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