La lucha contra los yihadistas se desplaza a África
March 5, 2019 -- Cuando Estados Unidos y sus asociados reducen sus operaciones contra el grupo llamado Estado Islámico en Siria e Irak y buscan retirarse de Afganistán, el foco de la actividad yihadista global está cambiando a África
With less need for counterterrorism resources in the Middle East or Afghanistan, Africa’s militant movements are likely to come more onto the radar of external powers, as well as become a magnet for foreign fighters, according to U.S. security thinktank Stratfor.
The United States has been particularly active in the Horn of Africa, using its base in Djibouti to support operations against al-Shabaab and IS militants in Somalia.
In West Africa, the U.S. military’s Africa Command (AFRICOM) has continued to develop regional logistical capabilities that indicate a longer-term commitment to supporting counterterrorism operations there.