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After handing #Kenya's KDF the MOST HUMILIATING military defeat (in Kenya's & AMISOM's history) in #ElAdde, Somalia; #AlShabaab has SUCCEEDED in using 4GW (Asymmetric Warfare) to create a CLIMATE OF COLLAPSE in North East Kenya. Teachers have FLED & refuse POSTING in N.E.Kenya.
Feeble-minded Leadership
Kenya is a nation where Islamists kill its civilians & security personnel, while the government (GoK) seeks solution from Islamists
2. UIC & Feeble-Minded Leadership

In 2006, somali terrorist group, Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), defeated CIA-backed secular warlords & established a SHARIA Kirtarchy in Mogadishu. Ethiopia sought to contain this Islamist threat, but Kenya refused to SUPPORT Zenawi's initiative
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However, it shifts the focus back to the old narrative that Kenyans are somehow responsible for the current insecurity, and that if we "got out of Somalia", the "Banditry" would stop. It also very subtly blames the 'Somali Muslim'.
#AlShabaab #AlshabaabAttacks #NorthernKenya
For over 56 years, those in the North Eastern Territories have been held hostage by the same idiotic thinking pushed by KEGovernment & Media (apologies @DennisOkari) that is OWNED by our political leaders..
It is insanity! In this thread, the historical background of #AlShabaab
@DennisOkari ..from where we last left off. Scroll down or search the other Threads by looking for [#AlShabba] and [#FireWalkers] .
But first, a recap....
"On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, the UN Security Council rejected Kenya’s request to designate al-Shabaab a terror group under
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Alleged #AlShabaab attack on airstrip near Camp Simba (used by US & Kenyan forces) hours ago. Location of airstrip is here:…. Smoke seen emerging from the #Lamu base in open source imagery. This thread is to verify imagery.
This image of smoke rising from alleged attack area was taken south east of the air strip. The multicoloured building seen is located here:…. The light in the foreground of the image is on the barrier of the Lapset Compound.
This footage, originally uploaded to FB today, was filmed from this exact location not far from the image above:…. Credit to @TerraServer for updated imagery as @googleearth does not have completed construction of Lapset Compound. #Kenya #Lamu
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BREAKING NEWS: #AlShabaab fighters have attacked a US military base in Lamu county, #Kenya.

Reports say a suicide bomber involved in the attack on Camp Simba in Manda Bay.
UPDATE: According to the al-Qaeda group, #AlShabaab fighters "have now taken effective control of a part of the base" following the Sunday morning attack.

#Kenya #Lamu
UPDATE: #AlShabaab spokesman tells @AJEnglish Sunday morning attack on Camp Simba, a US military base in #Kenya's Lamu county, is not connected to current events in the Middle East.
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Big news from the latest @UN report on #ISIS/#alQaida was ISIS' rebuild strategy and that much of it is being directed by Abu Bakr al-#Baghdadi out of Iraq

But there are a number of other interesting observations in the report...
On #alQaida, the @UN intelligence suggests the group although the health of AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri & AQ's succession plan "are in doubt"
The @UN report also concludes #alQaida-aligned groups "are stronger than their #ISIL [#ISIS] counterparts in #Idlib, #Syria|n Arab Republic, #Yemen, #Somalia and much of West #Africa"
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#Somalia: Free version of our Apr 09 analysis, and special report on (45) Mogadishu VBIED incidents/ attacks conducted by #alShabaab between Jan 2017 - Apr 08 2019…
During the period of analysis (45) Mogadishu VBIED incidents/ attacks involved (54) separate VBIEDs, all conducted by #alShabaab, with at least (1,063) victims killed.
The 2017 14 Oct Zobe attack recorded the highest number of casualties during the period with at least 587 victims killed, and at least 316 victims wounded, mostly civilians.
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#ISIS down "less than a single square mile” in #Baghuz #Syria, @CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Joseph Votel to tell #HASC in prepared remarks
“Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment, but the fight against #ISIS and violent extremism is far from over” @CENTCOM’s Votel warns #HASC, calling evacuation of #Baghuz “calculated”
“Observations by our men & women on the ground highlights that the #ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken & radicalized” per @CENTCOM’s Gen Votel
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.@USAfricaCommand Gen Thomas Waldhauser & @Southcom Adm Craig Faller about to testify before the #SASC

Lawmakers already asking about growing influence of #Russia #China in their regions, as well as need to keep the pressure up on terrorism
"Overall US strategic interests in #Africa are very clear" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser "Prevent the undermining of our alliances or destabilization of African nations,counter violent extremist organizations,decrease the potential for Africa to become a failed continent"
"Persistent pressure on #alShabaab #ISIS & #alQaida associated groups remains necessary to prevent this destabilization" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser
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1/ #AMISOM gets its first #Ethiopian🇪🇹 Force Commander. The last time Ethiopia offered to play this role in 2016, the proposed deal fell through...
2/ In early 2016, #Ethiopia🇪🇹 proposed taking the #AMISOM FC position if it could deploy an additional 1,000 troops into AMISOM & deploy a contingent to #Mogadishu. This was rejected in favor of a #Djibouti🇩🇯 FC. See p.201…
3/ It's an interesting time for an #Ethiopian🇪🇹 #AMISOM FC given recent events around #Baidoa w the detention of #Robow involving #ENDF troops; the #AlShabaab ambush of ENDF convoys; & ongoing unilateral ENDF helicopter operations.
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1/ It’s 13hrs since #AMISOM posted a Tweet about the mortar attack on the MIA compound in #Somalia🇸🇴. Here it is:
2/ One hour later @UNSomalia issued a press release that directly contradicted what #AMISOM Tweeted about the attack. Here’s that Tweet:
3/ For information-environment context, photos of the damage caused by the mortar attack was already circulating on Twitter when @amisomsomalia posted its Tweet. Here’s an example:
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Baidoa facing 5 Dec election of Southwest regional leadership, Much of the candidates were two parts, one part supporting Lafta Gareen Mps From Federal And he getting support from Federal Government,on the other hand Supporting mukhatr Robow Fm alshabaab deputy leader.
Candidates supporting Robow includes Former ministers of federal government, Mukhtar Robow was one of the men founded alshabaab groups,(the biggest terror group in Eastern Africa), Robow take fights b/w #AlShabaab and somali forces. 2008 Robow became spokesman of the Group.
Year later, Robow became deputy leader of the group, after the death of Fm leader Adan eerow, the deceased leader Godane was first, Robow was the second, Robow take part many somali youths to join #AlShabaab, Not yet claimed that he was wrong that, and also Give commands youth...
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In two separate incidents in Lower Shabelle region, #AMISOM troops have killed more than eight #AlShabaab fighters, including a top commander.
The commander, a chief finance controller of #AlShabaab and head of the Zakat tax collection in Lower Shabelle region, was killed on Monday after #AMISOM troops ambushed a venue of an #AlShabaab meeting in Bariire.
The incident in Bariire comes after a botched probe attack by #AlShabaab on an #AMISOM Forward Operating Base (FOB) at kilometre 50, on Sunday, in which seven militants were killed and a technical vehicle destroyed.
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Erik's new #Pro6 FSG/China "mercenaries for tuna"gas jam with his midget crusader cut out should work out real well for the people of #Mozambique .…
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