Al-Shabaab Sets Sights on Kenya

Since May 2023, Kenya has witnessed a surge of violent activity from al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based terrorist group. The uptick in attacks began after Nairobi and Mogadishu announced a planned reopening of their borders, a frontier that has been...

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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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On September 26, 2018, an improvised explosive device planted at the foot of a bridge exploded, killing eight soldiers in the lead vehicle of a Burkinabe military convoy traveling in northern Burkina Faso. 

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