Dusit attack report reveals Shabaab's plan in recruiting Kenyans

What you need to know:

  • UN Dusit attack report highlights new Al-Shabaab's recruitment strategy.
  • Report also says unusually for a Kenyan operative within Al-Shabaab, militants gave wide discretion and autonomy over the particulars of the Dusit attack plot.
  • The recruitment was centred on the Musa Mosque in Mombasa, the report by UN experts says.

Three Kenyans and two Somalis linked to the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Garissa County carried out the January attack claimed by Al-Shabaab on the DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi, according to United Nations experts.

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