[Ed. – Those AQ-affiliated Al-Shabaab clowns are so last year.]
A new ISIS affiliate has been formed in the Horn of Africa — vowing to differ from Al-Shabaab by not keeping operations within the “prison” of al-Qaeda.
Jahba East Africa, without specifying, promises that their fighters will be ready to sow terror on new fronts.
And as Al-Shabaab has drawn recruits from America, that could potentially affect our home front.
There had been dissension with Somalia’s Al-Shabaab for some time about whether to remain allied to al-Qaeda or to follow the lead of Boko Haram and pledge allegiance to ISIS.
Just the act of crossing over to ISIS would mean expanding the group’s reach beyond Shabaab’s fairly tight focus of establishing strict Sharia rule in Somalia. The government and allied African forces have pushed Shabaab’s control out of the cities and into rural areas.