Here, we witness a long operator from the UK’s 22nd SAS Regiment enter the Dusit D2 Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, in January of 2019 following the attacks of Al-Shabaab. He had been in Kenya on a foreign internal defense (FID) working with Kenyan Special Forces.
A Bit About the Dusit D2Attack
The DusitD2 complex attack in Nairobi, Kenya, which occurred from January 15 to 16, 2019, was a harrowing event that showcased both the horrific capabilities of terrorist groups and the bravery of responders. Al-Shabaab, an Islamist militant group vehemently opposed to Kenyan involvement in the Somali Civil War, claimed responsibility for this attack. This group has a history of violent attacks in the region, including the 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack in Westlands, Nairobi, and the 2015 mass shooting at Garissa University College.
The DusitD2 attack occurred at the 14 Riverside Drive complex, a high-end hotel and office area that includes the DusitD2 Hotel and the Commission on Revenue Allocation. The complex also houses several international businesses and organizations.
This attack is a stark reminder of the ongoing challenges in combating terrorism and the importance of international cooperation in these efforts.