International Business Times quotes Africa Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton on how al-Shabaab has been weakened and politically marginalized:

“Al-Shabab has been politically marginalized and is unlikely to regain its strength as a conventional military force,” Bronwyn Bruton, deputy director at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, wrote in a Soufan Group IntelBrief in November. “Its ‘mosquito-bite’ campaign of suicide bombings, IEDs, and assassinations will continue to embarrass the government, drawing attention to its many weaknesses.”

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