Sunday, September 27, 2020

Over 15 Killed Al-Shabaab Storm Strategic Somali Town

At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday when heavily armed al-Shabaab militants stormed government offices and military checkpoints around the strategic town of...

Public anger seems to deter Somalia’s Al-Shabaab more than counter-terrorism efforts

In September 2014, a US drone strike killed Al-Shabaab’s most influential leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane. The immediate assumption was that Godane’s death would weaken...
In the tragic aftermath, Al-Shabaab faced a public backlash, internal rifts and defections. The group’s suicide bombing campaign abated considerably. Its attacks in the 28 months between the Mogadishu outrage and January 2020 stand at 30.

Farmajo: from Hero to Zero