Al Shabaab recruitment strategies point to international terror goals

Here is a long and detailed article published by McClatchy two days ago giving us more details about Somali terrorist recruitment and the threat it poses for the West and our allies including Kenya.

To Somali experts, however, the recruitment effort reflects the influence of al-Shabaab’s “foreign wing,” a small group of commanders with links to extremist groups in the Middle East and other regions. Under their leadership, al-Shabaab has morphed from a homegrown law-and-order movement into a wannabe al-Qaida affiliate in East Africa, with designs on carrying out attacks in foreign lands.

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