Pentagon Restricts Unofficial Military Travel To 5 W. African Countries

Posted March 18, 2016 at 8:35am

AFK Insider reports that “the Pentagon is stepping up vigilance in West Africa after 19 people died Sunday in an al Qaeda-claimed attack at Grand Bassam, an Ivory Coast beach resort.”  

“U.S. military personnel are restricted from traveling to five West African countries following recent militant attacks in the region, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday, according to a Reuters report.”  

“The order limits unofficial travel by U.S. service members to Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Guinea, and Burkina Faso.”