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...

AL-Shabab’s Military Machine

Al-Shabab’s conventional military wing is known as the Jabahaat (‘fronts’ in Arabic; singular Jabha). Its first iteration was formed in 2005 when the group sent a group of 15 men into the Somali region of Ethiopia. At its height in 2010, the Jabahaat...

Security Incidents in the Third Quarter of 2018

Summary Faced by an increasingly lethal air campaign by Somalia’s allies, Al-Shabab (AS) was forced to change its tactics. In the third quarter of 2018, the aggregate tempo of AS attacks slightly slowed down compared to the second quarter of the year. It was...

The Islamic State in East Africa

Summary The slogan of the Islamic State is remaining and expanding (baqiya watatamadad), and at the end of July 2018, the Islamic State in East Africa could claim to be doing both; not in any dramatic way, but sufficiently to be taken seriously by other violent...