Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) PsyOps regiment backed by a clandestine ‘Black-Ops’ unit deeply embeded in the complex National Intelligence Service (NIS) deployed unconvectional warfare against the Al-Qaeda branch in East Africa, Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen terrorism movement, thus effectively damaging the terror groups capability to carryout radicalization & related unconvectional warfare in East Africa.
The “The Black-Ops” team operations have led to the Significant decline in the capability of the Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen terror movement to win the hearts and minds of vulnerable Somali’s. In Kenya, the recruitment drive has stalled and there is social resistance to extremism.
According to intelligence reports, the objective of Kenya army’s ‘Black-Ops’ efforts is to exploit and destroy Al-Qaeda branch in East Africa, Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen terrorism movement hostile religious-political ideology by developing and sustaining resistance forces to accomplish Kenya’s strategic security and economic objectives.
Kenya Army ‘Black-Ops’ Overview;
The greatest threat from Al-Shabaab is not the attacks against civillians, but their propaganda. They use this propaganda to monopolize the Islamic religion to have an iron grip on the Somali society and the Muslim following. More or less, the terrorists everyday struggle to maintain this grip since its their only way to survive.
The decline of Al-Shabaab terrorists influence in the North-Eastern Province, the coastal region particulalry Mombasa and Kwale, and in Nairobi is significant. This is a good metric of the effectiveness of the covert army and intelligence service covert operations.
Al-Khattaib media, Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen’s propaganda division is nolonger capable of publishing propaganda video’s. The terrorists assymetrical and unconvectional warfare capability has been destroyed and in most cases denied access.
In both Somalia and Kenya, the army (KDF) and the intelligence service (NIS) inserted inserted “special forces” deep behind enemy lines. These special forces unconventionally train, equip, and advise locals to change the oppressive ideology of the Al-Qaeda branch in East Africa, Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen terrorism movement.
Throughout 2007 to 2015, Al-Qaeda branch in East Africa, Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen terrorism movement unconventional warfare (psychologicaland information warfare/propaganda), targeted Somalia’s civilian population psychologically to win minds and hearts of the people. The core value of the strategy was to brainwash and subesquently radicalize and indoctrinate members of the society into the terrorists radical Islamist and violent extremism cause.
The Kenya Army operations in both Kenya and Somalia have focused on winning the hearts of minds of the people through effective socio-economics and politics objectively to render this violent extremism proficiency of Al-Qaeda branch in East Africa, Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen terrorism movement irrelevant besides substantially reduce the terrorists ability to continue in their criminal activities.