UN Approves More Troops for AU Force in Somalia

The United Nations Security Council has authorized more than 4,000 new troops for the African Union force battling militants in Somalia. This will bring the force’s strength to slightly more than 22,000.

The Council also authorized the U.N. to supply Somalia’s national army with food, water, fuel and other assets when it conducts joint operations with the AU force, known as AMISOM.

Britain sponsored the resolution authorizing these latest moves. London’s ambassador to the…