The al-Kataib Media Foundation has released a new video entitled "Answers to the First Part of an Open Meeting with the Spokesman of Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen" or in Arabic "اللقاء المفتوح مع المتحدث بأسم حركة الشباب المجاهدين ".
This video runs for a total length of 44 minutes 55 seconds and features the Spokesman for al-Shabaab, Sheikh Ali Dhere answering questions that were submitted via email or through private messages sent through jihadist forums.
This video has been some time in coming, with the deadline for the submission of questions having closed on 14 January earlier this year. Nevertheless, the nature of questions and the answers given should provide interesting listening for those who follow the Somali Islamist group.
For a good background on this video we would recommend that you read this article by ICSR Research Fellow Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens