Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Al-Hijra: Al-Shabaab's Affiliate in Kenya

The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point publishes the CTC Sentinel, which ran a brief analysis on 29 May 2014 titled "Al-Hijra: Al-Shabab's Affiliate in Kenya" by Nairobi-based journalist Frederick Nzes. 

The article profiles al-Hijra, formerly known as the Muslim Youth Center.  Al-Hijra is a covert group of primarily Kenyan Somali and non-Somali Muslim followers of al-Shabaab in East Africa.  The group may have been strengthened recently by fighters returning from Somalia and local recruits from East Africa. 

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