International Reports

The Somali Shabaab Militias and Their Jihadist Networks in the West

by Dirk Baehr
The Somali Shabaab militias over the recent years have adopted a much more focused terror strategy which is aimed at the international community. To do this they are using young people from the West, who they recruit either via the Internet or through their global networks. The aim of their strategy is to indoctrinate and radicalise them so that they will spread Shabaab propaganda or even become suicide bombers. This strategy increases the danger of terrorist attacks in the West. Dirk Baehr