Stage 5: Organization, Stage 6: Polarization, Stage 8: Persecution, Stage 9: Extermination
Somalia is currently paralyzed by the war between the Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabaab and the Somali government, which is supported by the US, AU, and UN. Al-Shabaab is aligned with the Islamic State. It regularly attacks civilians in Somalia and in Kenya. An increase in civilian casualties has also resulted from massacres by clan militias. Al-Shabaab tyranny has driven many Somalis out of rural areas.
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