Al-Shabaab (militant group)
Somalia border Kenya based al qudea Terrorist group
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Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, more commonly known as al-Shabaab (; is a jihadist fundamentalist group based in East Africa. In 2012, it pledged allegiance to the militant Islamist organization Al-Qaeda. In February 2012, some of the group's leaders quarreled with Al-Qaeda over the union, and quickly lost ground. Al-Shabaab's troop strength was estimated at 7,000 to 9,000 militants in 2014. As of 2015, the group has retreated from the major cities, however al-Shabaab still controls rural parts of southern Somalia.
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