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OSAC 2013 Annual Briefing White Paper: Terror at Westgate: Lessons Learned
Introduction September’s terror attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, propelled the Somalia-based Islamic extremist group…

Al-Hijra: An Indigenous Threat in Kenya
Al-Hijra is a violent Kenyan Islamic extremist group with ties to al-Shaba’ab that has emerged on the security landscape of East Africa. Open-source…

Nairobi Westgate Mall Attack
This report has been updated to include an attached tactical PDF file, which includes site layout, pictures of the attackers, and other pertinent…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Mogadishu (Somalia), Ongoing Threat Against…
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that current reports indicate threats against westerners residing in or planning travel to Somalia, and…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Somalia, Threat to Westerners in Somaliland
This is to inform U.S. citizens residing in or planning travel to Somalia that the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi has become aware of a credible, imminent…