Al Shabaab Overruns Poorly Defended Outpost in Somalia

first published on June 28, 2019 by

Al-Shabaab militants launch a violent raid against an unidentified defender force purportedly in central Somalia. The recent propaganda release highlights the east African jihadist groups continued threat to stability and may hint to another surge of violence in the region.

The al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab militant group continue to plague east Africa, claiming to expand its influence into central Somalia. In a recent propaganda release from its al-Quds brigade affiliate, it additionally coincides with a recent uptick in attacks against Kenyan police in the border region of the two countries.