Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement (HSM) better known as Al-Shabaab characterized its recent attacks as a proactive step against SNA, AMISOM and U.S. troops fighting them.
The terror group linked to Al-Qaeda recently vowed to step attacks against the government of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed but this expanded military campaign has ended up killing innocent Somalis.
According to a translation obtained from SITE Intelligence Group, an organization that monitors extremist groups, Al-Shabaab claims they will ‘double attacks’ citing AMISOM and U.S. military expanding efforts against it.
Al-Shabaab on Sunday 9/4/2017 conducted a suicide car bomb attack targeting a military convoy but ended up killing 13 civilians in a public transport minivan. On Monday 10/4/2017, the Islamist terrorist group conducted another raid targeting a military academy in Mogadishu but it was successfully foiled.
KDF which is a part of AMISOM of late has conducted successful raids; in Badhadhe KDF killed 31 terrorists, 2 terrorists commanders killed in Kuday and 15 militants killed in Gedo region of Somalia.
President Donald Trump recently boosted U.S military authority to scale-up operations meaning now can pursue more aggressive airstrikes against Islamist insurgents in Somalia.