A Somali soldier stands at the scene of a car bomb attack conducted by al Qaeda affiliate al Shabaab near the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu on Jan. 2, 2017. Al Qaeda's various franchises are likely to have contrasting fortunes in 2019.
Though the Islamic State has proved an enduring challenge, al Qaeda remains a potent jihadist force in many countries. Today, we examine the prospects for the group's many franchises in the year to come. ...
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