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US gets new 10-year lease on military base in Djibouti

The United States secured a 10-year lease for a military base in Djibouti that it uses to launch counterterrorism missions, including drone strikes, in Yemen and the Horn of Africa. US President Barack Obama and his Djiboutian counterpart, Ismail Omar Guelleh, announced the renewed lease on Camp Lemonnier as they met at the White House on Monday, vowing to counter al-Qaeda and al-Shabab militants in the region. Under the agreement, the United States would pay…