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Despite US airstrikes in Somalia, militant group surges; Al Shabab still seeks to impose strict Islamic law

Jan 16, 2020 - The Boston Globe


"The rate of al-Shabab's attacks, at least against civilians, is higher now than before," said Hussein Sheikh-Ali, a former national security adviser to the Somali president.


Children viewed a damaged telecom mast after an attack by Al Shabab extremists in Kamuthe, Kenya, on Monday.

NAIROBI — As soon as the US military closed out a year in which it struck Al Shabab militants more times than ever — at a pace of just over one airstrike per we...