Al-Shabab's Arsenal - From Taxes to Terror

Hiraal Institute
Hiraal Institute
Publication Date:
22 February 2022
East Africa, Arms and Military Affairs, Conflict, Peace and Security, Governance, International Terrorism, Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution

Somalia's al-Shabab militant group has an annual budget of U.S.$24 million to spend on purchasing weapons, according to a new report by a Mogadishu-based research group, the Hiraal Institute. The report said the group uses various methods to procure weapons, including direct purchases from local black markets, and from arms traders contracted to buy and deliver weapons from abroad, mainly Yemen.

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