Tuesday 26 September 2017

Somalia in world's top 10 countries affected by terrorism - Global Terrorism Index

Somalia in world's top 10 countries affected by terrorism - Global Terrorism Index
(News24 09/13/17)
Somalia in world's top 10 countries affected by terrorism

Somalia has been identified as among the world's top 10 countries affected by terrorism, according to the Global Terrorism Index.

The East-African country has battled with conflict since the overthrow of Major General Muhammad Siad Barre during a civil war 1991.

Terrorist group al-Shabab continues to contribute to conflict and instability in the country.

Every year since 2007, al-Shabab, in its attempt to establish an Islamic state in Somalia, has been responsible for attacks on civilians, the government and its allies.

In 2013, the number of estimated al-Shabab fighters was estimated to vary between 3000 to more than 7000, according to Global Security.

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