How Somaliland Combats Al-Shabaab

How Somaliland Combats Al-Shabaab

Source: The November 2019 issue of CTC Sentinel
The November 2019 issue of CTC Sentinel contains an article titled “How Somaliland Combats al-Shabaab” by Michael Horton, Jamestown Foundation.

Al-Shabaab has largely failed to establish itself in Somaliland. The government has denied al-Shabaab the operational space it requires through the implementation of a virtuous circle that builds on local buy-in and uses human intellignece as a force multiplier. At the same time, Somaliland faces a formidible foe that is increasingly active along its border with Puntland where this virtuous circle is under increasing strain.