Terrorism without Borders: Somalia’s Al-Shabaab and the global jihad network
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This article sets out to explore the evolution, operational strategy and transnational dimensions of Harakat Al-Shabab al-Mujahedeen (aka Al-Shabab), the Somali-based Islamist terrorist group. The article argues that Al-Shabab’s latest Westgate attack in Kenya should be understood in the light of the group’s deepening ties with Al-Qaeda and its global jihad, especially since 2009 when Al-Shabab formally pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda and welcomed the organisation’s core members into its leadership.
Agbiboa, D. (2014). Terrorism without Borders: Somalia’s Al-Shabaab and the global jihad network. Journal Of Terrorism Research, 5(1), pp. 27-34.
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