Somalia:Hormuud's assault on African peace-keepers coincided with the escalation of attacks by an increasingly bold and stronger Al-Shabaab

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    Somalia:Hormuud's assault on African peace-keepers coincided with the escalation of attacks by an increasingly bold and stronger Al-Shabaab

    "Reap the Whirlwind": Resurgent Al-Shabaab Hormuud's campaign against African peace-keepers fighting Al-Shabaab refocused world attention on the company's own involvement in acts of terrorism. It also focused attention on the role

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"Reap the Whirlwind": Resurgent Al-Shabaab Hormuud's campaign against African peace-keepers fighting Al-Shabaab refocused world attention on the company's own involvement in acts of terrorism. It also focused attention on the role of its financial contribution in aiding the resurgence of Al-Shabaab. Hormuud's assault on African peace-keepers coincided with the escalation of attacks by an increasingly bold and stronger Al-Shabaab since early 2019. It is, therefore, curious that Hormuud was quick to blame Kenya for the destruction of its masts. Figure 20: Al-Shabaab's Deadliest Attack that killed nearly 600 people in Mogadishu
According to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, Al-Shabaab had carried out more than 850 attacks ranging from kidnappings to massive bombings across Somalia by August 2019, killing over 1,600 people and injuring many others.79 In July 25, 2019, over 10 senior government officers including district commissioners and regional officials are killed, and dozens injured in Mogadishu in a suicide bombing in the city. The mayor of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu Abdirahman Omar Osman sustains serious injuries from the terrorist attack. He later died on August 1, 2019 in Qatar while receiving treatment since the attack.80

 

12, 2019, another Al-Shabaab attack the Asasey hotel in Kismayo82, killing 26 people and left 56 others injured. In June 15, 2019, 8

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Hormuud Entrepreneurs and the Al-Shabaab Resurgence

people are killed and 16 others injured following twin car bombings near parliament and presidential palace in Mogadishu, respectively.83 In the month of March alone, Al-Shabaab launched 77 attacks across the country.84 On February 28, 2019, 29 people were killed and 80 sustained serious injuries when the group attacked the popular Maka Al-Mukarama hotel in Mogadishu.85 On February 4, 2019, 11 people died and 10 injured in a car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu targeting civilians.86 Targeted for attacks are individuals and businesses who resisted paying Al-Shabaab taxes.


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