Despite Setbacks, al-Shabab Still a Potent Threat | Harun Maruf and Dan Joseph
A year ago, Somalia’s government and African Union troops were on the move against al-Shabab, taking over town after town. The al-Qaida-linked militants were in clear retreat, and violent in-fighting among top leaders was shaking the group.
Since then, the tables have turned and al-Shabab appears resurgent with renewed attacks inside and outside Somalia, most notably the assault on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall in September that killed more than 60 civilians.
Analysts say the Islamist militant group should never be underestimated.
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