Terror: Kenyans Recruited for Al-Shabaab

An aerial of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

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Somali al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabaab is recruiting scores of militants from Kenya, reports Nairobi TV (NTV). The media organization’s recent undercover investigation also indicates the terrorist group has infiltrated the Kenyan military.

Al-Shabaab has waged war against Sheikh Sherif Ahmed’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Somalia since 2006, conducting suicide bombings and guerrilla assaults against the government and its foreign allies in Somalia. Recent offensives by the Somali government have carved out a new territory from the terrorist organization’s holdings.

The undercover investigation also indicated some Kenyan military personnel were supporting al-Shabaab. Corporal Hussein Abdullahi Athan, a member of the Kenyan military, actively recruits for the terrorist group in Isiolo, a city deep within the heart of Kenya, hundreds of miles from the Somali border.

via Kenyans Recruited for Al-Shabaab :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism.



One comment on “Terror: Kenyans Recruited for Al-Shabaab

  1. […] see what effects this has, on Islamism and Islamic terrorism: An outdoor school at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Image via Wikipedia Fleeing the worst […]

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