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Semi-annual Somalia Security Report

Summary The year 2020 had started with al-Shabab increasingly on the defensive but still very active offensively, as it had been subjected to a concerted effort by the allies conducting raids into the group's strongholds. By the first quarter of the year, the group...

Security in Somalia Q1 2020

The allies continue to maintain a shaky handle on AS this quarter, but the group is trying to bolster its urban terrorism campaign. Its IED campaign seems to be picking up, but its direct military attacks seemed to be stalling.  Introduction As a result of the...

The War in Somalia in 2019

Summary The year 2019 saw the effect of allied response to Al-Shabab’s focus on assassinations in 2018, when it had ratcheted up assassinations and reduced direct military raids. The allied response led to a significant reduction in assassinations, SVBIEDs, massed...

Ku-ganacsiga Goob Dagaal

Dulmar Guud Ganacsiga Soomaaliya waxaa aalaaba xukuma xaaladda amni iyo midda dowladeed. Ganacsiyada waaweyn ee dalku waxay halgankooda soo billaabeen xilliyadii ugu madoobaa ee dagaalkii sokeeye. Waxay la qabsadeen xaaladaha waxayna ka qeyb qaateen asaaska soo...

Dagaalka ka oogan Soomaaliya sanadka 2018

Dulmar Guud Rubuc sanadeedkii u dambeeyay 2018 waxaa sii kordhayay dilalka toogashada ah iyo kuwa bombada dhajiska ah ee Kooxda Al-Shabaab, iyadoo ay hoos u dhaceen tirada weerarada tooska ah ee lala beegsado dowladda iyo fadhiyada ciidammada ay bahda yihiin....

The War in Somalia in 2018

Summary The last quarter of 2018 saw an increase in Al-Shabab assassinations by pistol and sticky IEDs, and a reduction in direct attacks on government and allied bases. This trend started earlier in the year, with each quarter seeing a reduction in direct attacks and...

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