Impact of US Airstrikes against Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Nurto Mohamed Nor Issak's son, Liban, died in a 2016 U.S. air strike near Janale, Somalia.

Somalilandsun –SOMALIA, LIKE IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, YEMEN AND SYRIA, is a front in the many-pronged “War on Terror” that began after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and has continued through three U.S. presidencies. In Somalia (as elsewhere), the attempt has arguably created terrorists where they didn’t previously exist.

This according to Amanda Sperber in an analysis of the impact of continuing targeted U.S. airstrikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia in a piece titled “The ‘Collateral Damage’ of the U.S.’s Unofficial War in Somalia”