Al-Shabaab has been carrying out direct attacks and bombings, which shows that Al-Shabaab’s power has not been weakened.
Within 40 days, it carried out direct attacks and attacks in Banadir, Bay, Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle, Gado and Lower Juba regions resulting in various casualties including deaths and injuries.
The Al-Shabaab attacks come at a time of political turmoil in Somalia
Al-Shabaab’s attacks appear to be a testament to its military prowess as the United States and France launch air strikes on al-Shabaab strongholds.
The latest attack is the mortar attack on Mogadishu last night and yesterday’s bombing in Kismayo.
There are more than 10,000 African Union troops in Somalia who have been doing nothing to restore peace in Somalia for more than 10 years.