Terrorism

Shabaab gains in Somalia due to ‘lapses in offensive counterterrorism operations’

“The US State Department said that al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa has prospered over the past year ‘due largely to lapses in offensive counterterrorism operations during 2016.’ Additionally, State noted that Somali security forces ‘remained incapable of securing and retaking towns from al-Shabaab independently,’ and while not explicitly stated, hinted that the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is failing.”

Source: Shabaab gains in Somalia due to ‘lapses in offensive counterterrorism operations’ | FDD’s Long War Journal

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