Bill Roggio testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism, and examines the global terrorism landscape.
The US military launched its second strike against the Islamic State’s network in northern Somalia in the past two weeks.
The strike takes place as US and African Union backed Somali forces attempt to wrest territory held by Shabaab. US Africa Command recently estimated that Shabaab controls one quarter of Somalia’s territory.
At least 15 people were killed yesterday when Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa, detonated a car bomb on one of Mogadishu’s busiest roads. The bombing was just the latest in a string of car bombs that have hit the Somali capital this week. Those 15 people were killed when the car bomb detonated […]
Shabaab’s suicide assault killed the Deputy Minister and 14 others in Mogadishu.
The Guardians of Religion organization has praised recent operations conducted by the Taliban and Shabaab.
If the current pace of strikes continues, the US will strike Shabaab 130 times in 2019. Is this a prelude to disengagement?
Shabaab has continued to demonstrate its ability to strike in heavily fortified areas of Mogadishu.