Concern over rise in terror attacks in northern Kenya

What you need to know:

  • Historically, Al-Shabaab’s attacks tend to increase in the period between December and February.
  • The group, which is an affiliate of Al-Qaeda, also times its attacks to coincide with anniversaries of previous successful attacks or the start of Ethiopia’s military campaign against them towards the end of 2006.

The recent increase in attacks by Al-Shabaab in northern Kenya has raised concern that the Somali terror group may be weakened but is not yet defeated and is still working hard to raise its profile in global jihadi circles.

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