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Somalia's al-Shabab Revives, Renews Attacks

A year ago, the Somali government and African Union troops were on the move against al-Shabab, taking over town after town. The al-Qaida-linked militants were in clear retreat, and violent in-fighting among top leaders shook the group. Since then, the tables have turned and al-Shabab appears resurgent with renewed attacks inside and outside Somalia, most notably the deadly assault on a Kenyan shopping mall in September. Analysts say the group should never be underestimated. In its...

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