Al-Shabaab Claim Army Base in Cadale, Somalia; Near Where Previous Piracy Attack Was Launched From
January 17: Al-Shabaab have claimed to have taken over a Somali National Army base in Cadale District, also referred to as Adale, after heavy fighting that led to casualties on both sides.
The most recent acts of piracy off Somalia, in April 2019, began off Cadale when a dhow was hijacked and repurposed as a mothership. Al-Shabaab is affiliated with Al-Qaeda.
Source: Mustaqbal Radio via Ambrey Intelligence