n Africa Conflict Monitor - Debating the effectiveness of killing high-profile militant figures - : West Africa - issue in focus

Volume 2015, Issue 08
  • ISSN : 2311-6943


Killing high level leaders or figures in both terrorist and insurgent groups is traditionally a goal for authorities seeking to deal a decisive blow to such groups. In West Africa, however, the effectiveness of these so-called decapitation strikes is, in practise, less clear.

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