Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa 2002

[ 2002 - ]

Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa (OEF-HOA) is the name of the military operation defined by the United States for combating militant Islamism and piracy in the Horn of Africa. It is one component of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), which includes eight African states stretching from the far northeast of the continent to the oil-rich Gulf of Guinea in the west. The other OEF mission in Africa is known as Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara (OEF-TS), which, until the creation of the new Africa Command, was run out from the United States European Command.

The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) is the primary (but not sole) military component assigned to accomplish the objectives of the mission. The naval component is the multinational Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) which operates under the direction of the United States Fifth Fleet. Both of these organizations have been historically part of United States Central Command. In February 2007, United States President George W. Bush announced the establishment of the United States Africa Command which took over all of the area of operations of CJTF-HOA in October 2008.

CJTF-HOA consists of about 2,000 service men and women from the United States military and allied countries. The official areas of responsibility comprises Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Seychelles and Kenya. Outside this Combined Joint Operating Area, the CJTF-HOA has operations in Mauritius, Comoros, Liberia, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

Total Casualties 88 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed 88 / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 29 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed 59 / Wounded
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Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Belgium and Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya 2002 / 10 / 7 View
Canada and Islamic Courts Union 2002 / 10 / 7 View
Denmark and Al-Shabaab (militant group) 2002 View
France and Hizbul Islam 2002 View
Germany and Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia 2002 View
Greece and Ras Kamboni Brigades 2002 View
Italy and Jabhatul Islamiya 2002 View
Netherlands and Muaskar Anole 2002 View
Portugal and Al-Qaeda 2002 View
Spain and Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya 2002 View
Turkey (Ottoman Empire) and Hizbul Islam 2002 View
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) and Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia 2002 View
United States of America and Ras Kamboni Brigades 2002 View
Djibouti and Al-Qaeda 2002 View
Somalia and Muaskar Anole 2002 View
Ethiopia and Jabhatul Islamiya 2002 View
Sudan and Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya 2002 View
Seychelles and Ras Kamboni Brigades 2002 View
Kenya and Jabhatul Islamiya 2002 View
Australia and Islamic Courts Union 2002 View
China and Al-Shabaab (militant group) 2002 View
European Union and Hizbul Islam 2002 View
India and Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia 2002 View
Indonesia and Ras Kamboni Brigades 2002 View
Japan and Jabhatul Islamiya 2002 View
Kazakhstan and Muaskar Anole 2002 View
Kyrgyzstan and Al-Qaeda 2002 View
Malaysia and Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya 2002 View
New Zealand and Islamic Courts Union 2002 View
Pakistan and Al-Shabaab (militant group) 2002 View
Russia (USSR) and Hizbul Islam 2002 View
Singapore and Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia 2002 View
South Korea and Ras Kamboni Brigades 2002 View
Tajikistan and Jabhatul Islamiya 2002 View
Thailand (Siam) and Muaskar Anole 2002 View
Turkmenistan and Al-Qaeda 2002 View
Uganda and Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya 2002 View
Ukraine and Islamic Courts Union 2002 View
Uzbekistan and Al-Qaeda 2002 View

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