Al-Shabaab Building in Advance of Somali Elections

The run-up to Somali elections, slated to begin in less than a month, has Somalia watchers concerned that the terrorist group al-Shabaab will seize the opportunity to wreak havoc on the process.

Sources in Somalia report al-Shabaab troop buildup outside of the capital Mogadishu, raising concerns that the terrorist group will launch attacks to disrupt the elections, according to Jesper Cullen – a Cipher Brief expert and the lead sub-Saharan Africa analyst for Risk Advisory’s Intelligence and Analysis practice.

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