Despite over a decade of international military interventions, the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group known as al-Shabaab remains the most capable extremist organization on the African continent. On October 30, the group served up a deadly reminder of its continued relevance when it detonated a bomb in Mogadishu that killed over one hundred civilians.
This Irregular Warfare Initiative article was originally posted through our partner organization, the Modern War Institute at West Point. Continue reading the full article here.
photo credit: Mary Harper, Everything You Have Told Me is True: The Many Faces of Al Shabaab (Hurst, 2019)
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