专家说,青年党也因索马里前政府的不稳定而胆大妄为,正在抓住机会扩大其足迹并声称杀害了数十名埃塞俄比亚安全部队。但该组织也感受到了索马里新政府重新推动以及美国军队在前总统唐纳德特朗普撤军后返回该国的压力。

萨汉基金会智囊团的安全分析师马特布莱登告诉美联社,转向埃塞俄比亚是青年党的重大战略转变。该极端组织从未在埃塞俄比亚境内开展过重大行动。

FILE - Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, center, arrives for the inauguration ceremony of Somalia's new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Mogadishu, Somalia, June 9, 2022. The al-Shabab extremist group has exploited Ethiopia's internal turmoil to cross the border from neighboring Somalia in unprecedented attacks in July 2022 that a top U.S. military commander has warned could continue. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)