Is Al-Shabaab In Somalia Benefiting From Covid-19 Restrictions?

The UN Special Representative to Somalia James Swan, told the UN Security Council that since Covid-19 measures were announced in Somalia, attacks on Mogadishu have risen significantly. However, analysts at the Africa Policy Institute in Nairobi, have said that the pandemic, coupled with intensified targets, have reduced the ability of the Al-Shabaab militants to manoeuvre easily, disagreeing with Swan's assertions. 

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