Friday, March 24, 2023

Fate of Islamic State Branch Operation in Puntland, Somalia

 The Royal United Services Institute published on 20 March 2023 an article titled "Out of Africa: Financial Networks of  Islamic State 2.0" by Edmund Fitton-Brown.  

An Islamic State (IS) branch office located in Puntland, Somalia and headed by Bilal al-Sudani coordinated IS affiliates in Mozambique and the DRC and supplied funding to IS in Afghanistan.  In January 2023, US Special Forces killed al-Sudani and nine associates.  It remains to be seen if the operation in Puntland will regenerate.