The congresswoman was booed by a mostly Somali crowd in her home state after going up on stage at a concert in Minneapolis.
A senior administration official said that less than 500 troops would pursue "persistent" engagement in Somalia, reversing an "irrational" policy by former President Donald Trump.
The biggest obstacle right now in helping Somalia is low funding for food aid.
President Joe Biden needs to work with Somali leaders.
"I believe my assessment is that it is not effective; it's not efficient, and it puts our troops at greater risk," said U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend.
It's racist jargon that makes us ignore conflicts raging internationally.
But Airwars' Emily Tripp also said, compared to prior years, activists "haven't had that level of communication" and "haven't seen that level of interest" from the Pentagon to look into claims.
Witnesses said a United Nations convoy near a checkpoint leading to the airport appeared to be the target of the blast.
Trump said Omar "should apologize for marrying her brother" and lashed out at her for "abandoning" Somalia, a country she left as a 12-year-old refugee.
The International Court of Justice sided with Somalia in a dispute over territory potentially rich in oil and gas in the Indian Ocean.
Representative Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, is pushing back on Democratic President Joe Biden administration's decision to airstrike in Somalia.
Kenya's announcement to close the camps came after Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta met with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi to discuss the management of refugees within the camps.
"While a change in force posture, this action is not a change in U.S. policy," read a Friday statement from the Department of Defense.
"The President of the United States has ordered the Department of Defense and the United States Africa Command to reposition the majority of personnel and assets out of Somalia by early 2021," the Pentagon said in a statement.
The officer was reported to be involved in a CIA operation against the jihadist organization Al-Shabab, which is waging an insurgency in the country.
The individual killed in the Thursday drone strike was allegedly attempting to plant explosive devices alongside a Somali road.
Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged ship that encountered mechanical issues on a trip to the capital Mogadishu from the United Arab Emirates, a regional official told Reuters.
Escalating drone strikes in Somalia have been enabled by a Cold War-style military procurement program and preferred private contractors.
A Kenyan plane carrying humanitarian medical supplies to help aid the COVID-19 pandemic in Somalia was reportedly been shot down earlier this week by the Ethiopian army.
The Somalia-based militant group, affiliated with Al-Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for the dawn attack on on Camp Simba in Lamu county, Kenya.
Images of the explosions show sheared metal and extensive damage to buildings.
"No wonder he ripped his toupee off": Ilhan Omar responded to Rand Paul's "ungrateful to America" comments by sharing a Tom Arnold tweet mocking the Kentucky Republican.
Trump refused to apologize for racist comments regarding four Democratic congresswomen on Monday.
The attack started with a detonated car bomb at the entrance gate, breaking down the hotel's fortifications, and was quickly followed by heavily armed gunmen storming inside.
The eldest son of President Trump was referring to a 2017 tweet the Somali American congresswoman made following a deadly truck bomb blast in Mogadishu.
During worship services, the religious group would play music and sing songs praising Islam's revered Prophet Mohammed.