SA/SR/Nov 2017

Horn of Africa Review

Briefs and Policy Reviews

Overview

A sizable number of Al-Shabaab militants have been killed by Kenyan security forces since the start of Operation Linda Boni in 2015. Militants of the 300-man Jeysh Ayman, an Al-Shabaab cell, used the vast Boni forest as an operational base for recruiting and waging terror attacks in the Coast region. Most of the militants who had infiltrated the forest have abandoned the camps and fled to Somalia, according to military and police sources.