LPBI SERIES FACT SHEET | The ‘Off-Ramp’ from al-Shabaab: Disengagement During the Offensive in Somalia
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of conclusions from a Research Report produced as part of RESOLVE's Local Peacebuilding Initiative (LPBI). Al-Shabaab has been evicted - at least temporarily - from scores of towns and villages in the central Somali Federal Member States of Hirshabelle and Galmudug since summer 2022. While this began as an 'organic' uprising led by clan militias against the insurgents' excessive demands for 'taxation' and recruits, it soon transformed into a major state offensive.
To learn more about the report's findings and recommendations, please refer to the RESOLVE Research Report by James Khalil, Yahye Abdi, Sif Heide-Ottosen, Abdullahi Ahmed Nor, and Martine Zeuthen: The ‘Off-Ramp’ from al-Shabaab: Disengagement During the Offensive in Somalia (2023).