Building on our Shabaab report, which commented on AQAP, our followers suggested that a deeper dive into the group would be useful. We therefore discuss AQ’s Yemen based affiliate, first established in 2009, with a focus on attacking government interests in Yemen/KSA to remove perceived western […]
Pressure is impacting the senior leadership of Shabaab. There have now been a series of reports, from online and private sources, indicating significant unrest in controlled territory. Infighting between Abu Ubaidah (Diriye, the overall Emir) and Abdirahman Warsame (Karate, his deputy Emir) has broken out, with […]
An overview of the history and evolution of Al-Shabab, a militant Islamist group operating in Somalia.