The evolution of the Al-Shabaab jihadist intelligence structure

Kheyre, Zakarie Ahmed Nor (2022) The evolution of the Al-Shabaab jihadist intelligence structure. Intelligence and National Security, 37 (7). pp. 1061-1082. ISSN 02684527, DOI

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Terrorist groups that have survived for many years have developed sophisticated information-gathering techniques to counter imminent threats. Al-Shabaab, a Somali-based armed Islamic group, has also developed its own intelligence-gathering strategy through the Amniyat, an intelligence unit focused on tactical efficiency, targeting, counterintelligence (CI), and communication strategy to outperform their opponents. This study adopts a structural analysis to investigate how the organisation evolved historically and established the internal structure of its intelligence division. Emphasizing their counterintelligence (CI) operations, and how Al-Shabaab use CI to their advantage for survival. In doing this, the article draws on the perspectives of John Gentry on VNSA intelligence. © 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2023 08:48
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2023 08:48

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