NAGs

Al-Shabaab


Year Formed: 2008
Year Terminated: Still Active

Target States:
Ethiopia

Ideational Characteristics:
Religious

Objectives:
Toppling an Existing Leadership
Change of Regime Type

External Supporters:

Eritrea

Iran

Libya

Qatar

Kenya

 
Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 381

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1578

References:

___. "Who Are Al-Shabaab?" New Vision 17 July 2010: n. pag. Web.

___. "Al Shabaab a Real Peril." The Nation [Nairobi] 12 Jan. 2010: n. pag. Web.

___. "Move at UN to Sanction Eritrea over Somalia Links." Reuters Africa 19 Nov. 2009: n. pag. Web.

___. "Al-Shabaab Militants Threaten Kenya for Recruiting Allegations." Voanews. Voice of America English News 11 Nov. 2009: n. pag. Web.

___. "Eritrea Warned on Al-Shabaab Links." The Australian 10 Aug. 2009, 1-All-round Country ed., WORLD sec.: 10. Web.

___. "Al Qaida Plot to Attack Melbourne Army Base Foiled by Australian Police."Scotsman 4 Aug. 2009: n. pag. Web.

___. "US Sends Arms to Somalia to Thwart Rebels: Report." Reuters Africa 25 June 2009: n. pag. Web.

___. "UN Cites Concern on Eritrea Aid to Somali Militants." Reuters 15 May 2009, UK ed.: n. pag. Web.

___. "Somali Islamist Youth Militia behind Mogadishu Violence." BBC Worldwide Monitoring. BBC Monitoring Africa 21 Mar. 2008: n. pag. Web.

Bengali, Shashank. "Islamists' Resurgence in Somalia Deals Setback to U.S Terror Fight." Knight Ridder 19 Nov. 2008, INTERNATIONAL NEWS sec.: n. pag. Web.

Cawthorne, Andrew. "INTERVIEW-Eritrea Sees CIA behind Somalia Arms Accusations." Reuters 21 May 2009, US ed.: n. pag. Web.

Clarke, Jeremy. "Djibouti Says Eritrea Will Bow to UN Sanctions." Reuters 21 Apr. 2010, US ed.: n. pag. Web.

McConnell, Tristan. "Christians Beheaded as Militants Tighten Grip; Somalia Powerless to Halt Islamic Surge." The Times [London] 11 July 2009: n. pag. Web.

Hassan, Abdiaziz. "INTERVIEW-Somali PM Says Little Hope of Talks with Insurgents." Reuters 20 May 2009, US ed.: n. pag. Web.

Hesse, Brian. "Introduction: The Myth of 'Somalia'" Journal of Contemporary African Studies CJCA J. of Contemporary African Stud. 28.3 (2010): 247-59. Web.

Leftie, Peter. "Shabaab Gets Third Planeload of Arms." The Nation [Nairobi] Nov. 2011: n. pag. Web.

Leftie, Peter. "Balala Speaks out on Shabaab Funds." The Nation [Nairobi] 29 July 2011: n. pag. Web.

Meek, James G. "Sea Scum a New Peril, but Military Has Long Been Fighting True Terrorists on Land." NY Daily News 12 Apr. 2009: n. pag. Web.

Mutiga, Murithi. "Somalia Govt Readies Troops for Al Shabaab Assault." Daily Nation [Nairobi] 6 Mar. 2010: n. pag. Web.

Nyakairu, Frank. "Kenya Tightens Security on Porous Somalia Border." The M&G Online 3 Feb. 2010: n. pag. Web.

Sheikh, Abdi. "Dealers Revel in Somali War Business." Reuters 9 June 2009, US ed.: n. pag. Web.

Stewart, Scott. "Iranian Proxies: An Intricate and Active Web." Security Weekly 3 Feb. 2010, Stratfor ed.: n. pag. Web.

Tisdall, Simon. "Our Mission Is Liberation, Says Islamist Leader." The Guardian20 May 2008, Final ed., GUARDIAN INTERNATIONAL PAGES sec.: 26. Web.

Tisdall, Simon. "Yemen Intervention Risks Ripple Effect." The Guardian 4 Jan. 2010: n. pag. Web.

Worsnip, Patrick. "UN Council Warns Eritrea over Somalia Insurgency." Reuters 10 July 2009: n. pag. Web.

Theron, Anette. "The Menace of Al-Shabaab: A Rising Threat for Kenya and for Africa." Consultancy Africa Intelligence 1 July 2011: n. pag. Web.

Warah, Rasna. "Powerful Criminal Networks Hold Country Hostage." The Nation [Nairobi] 9 Oct. 2011: n. pag. Web.