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Al Shabaab Targets UN In Somalia Following Deadly Attacks In Kenya

By Kylie Bull
Managing Editor of Homeland Security Today
Special for In Homeland Security

The al-Qaida Somalia-based affiliate Al Shabaab, which has attracted radicalized Somalis from the U.S. and Western Europe to join its jihad, launched a terrorist attack in Mogadishu Dec. 3 that damaged a convoy of United Nations vehicles and killed and injured several Somali bystanders and security personnel.

Al Qaeda Disowns An Affiliate

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

At the end of the day, it is all about power, command and control. Al Qaeda corporate has severed ties to its ex-Syrian counterpart, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) because the group continues to defy their influence, orders and strategic objectives.

Al Qaeda:

“[Al-Qaeda] has no connection with the group called the ISIS, as it was not informed or consulted about its establishment.