al-Shabaab Leaders

Evidence Against Defection of Aweys

The previous blog post lays out the initial reports that allege al-Shabaab’s spiritual leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys had defected to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Afgoye. New reports make this claim more unlikely. Al-Shabaab’s media rep on Twitter… Read More ›

Aweys preaches his “peace”

In a recent speech from a mosque in Lower Shabelle, al-Shabaab spiritual leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys continued his rogue status as an alternative voice in the group. Aweys stated that the Somali people “have rights” and should work toward… Read More ›


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