war on the rocks

Al-Shabaab Kills Scholar and Followers in Stunning Attack

November 28, 2018

Episode Notes:

On Monday, November 26th, Somalian Jihadist, group al-Shabaab, stormed a prominent religious center in Galkayo City, killing a defiant cleric and all his followers there.

Tricia Bacon, Assistant Professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs and non-resident Fellow with George Washington University's Program on Extremism, shares her expertise on the event.

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:45 ] Details of the attack
[ 2:03 ] Impact of external actors like the U.S.
[ 3:07 ] What the Somali government can do
[ 4:56 ] Ideology or Strategy leading its targeting choices
[ 6:57 ] Al-Shabaab's resilient affiliation with al-Qaeda