February 09, 2023

Key ISIS Financier Killed By U.S. Forces In Somalia

Late last month, President Joe Biden ordered U.S. military personnel operating in northern Somalia to conduct a raid that resulted in the death of Bilal al-Sudani, a senior ISIS official and former al-Shabaab financial facilitator and recruiter. The...

December 08, 2022 Riza Kumar

New Strategies, Ongoing Crisis: Comprehensive Approaches in Defeating al-Shabaab

Al-Shabaab—al-Qaeda’s largest, wealthiest, and most kinetically active cell—has posed a critical threat to Somalia’s security since the group’s establishment in late 2006. The group’s insurgency in Somalia and high-profile attacks against neighboring...


"IS-Somalia "is much more invested in its ability to support ISIS networks elsewhere," Edmund Fitton-Brown, a former top U.N. official who is now a senior adviser to the New York and Berlin-based Counter Extremism Project (CEP), told VOA."

November 1, 2022
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CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Shindler interviewed: "Al-Shabaab is, if not the largest, one of the largest al-Qaeda affiliates around the globe, only rivaled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in Syria. And in difference to in Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in Syria, al-Shabaab actually runs large parts of Somalia, around 30% I think experts conclude." 

August 17, 2022
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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On March 25, 2017, as Bangladesh Armed Forces raided a militant hideout in South Surma Upazila, Bangladesh, militants detonated two bombs in a crowd of 500-600 onlookers. The attack, claimed by ISIS, killed four civilians and three police officers, and injured 50 others.

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