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...

Evolution of Al-Shabab

At the turn of the century, more than a dozen Jihadi ideologues from almost all parts of Somalia had a series of secret meetings in Mogadishu to form a new Jihadi organisation. Frustrated by the leaders of Jihadi Salafism in Somalia, Al-I’tisam Bil Kitab Wal...