Failed in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State Growing ‘Significantly’ in Somalia

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The number of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked jihadists in northern Somalia is “growing significantly in strength,” reaching up to 200 terrorists already this year, the United Nations reported a few days after U.S. airstrikes targeted the terrorist group for the first time in the African country.


In March, Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the chief of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), warned that ISIS-affiliated terrorists were beginning to “make inroads into Somalia,” adding that the group could potentially “gain a stronger foothold in the country” absent any military action.

Last Friday, the U.S. military carried out its first airstrikes against

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