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Official ISIS Sources: We Are Temporarily Changing Tactics, Opting For Guerilla Warfare Such As Raids And Targeted Assassinations
In light of the defeats suffered by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq over the past year, there has been a change in its military doctrine on the battlefield. In recent weeks, the organization has been using tactics characteristic of guerilla warfare and temporarily abandoning the doctrine of conquering and holding large areas.
EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Al-Shabab Telegram Channels Report On U.S. Presence in Somalia, Al-Shabab Attacks Against U.S.-Trained Somali Forces
On January 8, 2018, Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen claimed via its news agency, that it carried out an IED attack in Mogadishu which resulted in the destruction of a military vehicle and the killing of US-trained soldiers from the Somali special forces unit called the Alpha Force. Following that attack, on January 9, 2018, two pro-Al-Shabab Somali Telegram channels posted reports about the U.S. presence in Somalia, the U.S.-trained Somali soldiers, and the Al-Shabab activities against them. (by memri.org)

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