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.
A suicide bomber killed up to 15 in the Somali town of Wanlaweyn, located near the Baledogle Airfield.
Weapons are being looted in Africa because of a diplomatic conflict in the Gulf region.
Around 535 million children—a quarter of the world's child population—live in fragile states, affected by natural disasters, epidemics and other emergencies.
U.S. Special Forces and Somali troops killed five people, some of whom were children, during raid last week on a school run by the terrorist militia Al-Shabab.
The founder of research firm Fusion GPS said Moscow used the document as a pretext for arrests and killings.
The State Department has classified these 11 nations as "Do not travel."
The long list includes a Haitian immigrant who has helped save infants from a deadly disease.
The Trump administration said this week that it's too dangerous for Americans to travel to El Salvador — even as it announced plans to deport more than a quarter-of-a-million Salvadoran refugees back there next year.