History of Al-Shabaab and Context of the Nairobi Mall Siege

The decision...to deploy 1000s of troops in Somalia...is biggest security gamble Kenya has taken.
The decision to deploy 1000s of troops in Somalia is biggest security gamble Kenya has taken

By The Scott Horton Show,

Thomas C. Mountain, an independent journalist based in Eritrea, discusses the history of al-Shabaab and the context of the Nairobi mall siege; why al-Shabaab has become a mercenary army; Kenya’s blowback from repeated military incursions in Somalia; the Saudi royal family’s financial backing for Wahhabi groups including al-Shabaab; and the lack of news on mass starvation and refugees in the Horn of Africa.

 

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