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Kenya at war: Al-Shabaab and its enemies in Eastern Africa

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Kenya's invasion of southern Somalia, which began in October 2011, has turned into an occupation of attrition - while "blowback" from the invasion has consolidated in a series of deadly Al-Shabaab attacks within Kenya. This article reviews the background to the invasion, Operation Linda Nchi, and the prosecution of the war by Kenya's Defence Forces up to the capture of the city of Kismayo and the contest to control its lucrative port. The second section discusses Al-Shabaab's response, showin...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1093/afraf/adu082

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
African Affairs Journal website
Volume:
114
Issue:
454
Pages:
1-27
Publication date:
2014-12-19
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EISSN:
1468-2621
ISSN:
0001-9909
URN:
pubs:1d3adcbc-1af2-40ba-bdaf-64696a1280f0
Source identifiers:
507296
Local pid:
info:fedora/pubs:507296
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