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Norwegian authorities looking for Westgate massacre suspect

The subject of the investigation is a Norwegian citizen of Somali origin who was allegedly involved in the planning and execution of the deadly attack at a Nairobi mall last month.


Shabaab plot to attack London planned to be 'similar to ... Mumbai'

A document found after Somali troops killed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda's former leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, details a plot to conduct multiple Mumbai-like attacks that target civilians in London.


UN warned of Shabaab ally's 'new and more complex operations' in Kenya

A report published by a UN Monitoring Group in July warned that Al Hijra, Shabaab's affiliate in Kenya, was planning more complicated attacks utilizing fighters who had returned from Somalia. The report also revealed that the US has been funding the "Al-Shabaab/East Africa Al-Qaida Disruption Initiative," which has targeted Al Hijra's leaders.


Shabaab emir praises group's assault on Kenya mall

Sheikh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr threatened further attacks in Kenya if its military is not withdrawn from southern Somalia. He also noted that the assault on the Westgate Mall was "just 10 days after the anniversary date of the blessed 911 operations."


Kenyan forces end Shabaab's siege at mall

President Kenyatta said that five Shabaab fighters were killed and 11 more were captured. Sixty-two civilians and six Kenyan troops were killed during the attack on the Westgate Mall.


Shabaab suicide teams target civilians in assault on Kenyan mall

At least 59 people have been killed and over 150 wounded in the largest terrorist attack in Kenya since al Qaeda's 1998 bombing of the US Embassy. The Shabaab assault teams singled out non-Muslims for execution. The attack is similar to Lashkar-e-Taiba's assault on Mumbai in 2008.


Kenyan Muslims riot after murder of Shabaab-linked cleric

rogo.jpgSheikh Aboud Rogo Mohammed was shot and killed as he was driving in Mombasa. The US added Rogo to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists on July 5 for his direct support for Shabaab.


Moroccan jihadist killed in Somalia airstrike

Abu-Ibrahim.jpgAbu Ibrahim was one of three foreign jihadists killed in today's strike south of Mogadishu. The attack was likely carried out by the US.


Shabaab abandons western city as Ethiopian troops advance

Shabaab was in control of Baidoa for three years before abandoning the provincial capital today without a fight.


'We in MYC are now part of al Qaeda East Africa'

The Muslim Youth Center, Shabaab's affiliate in Kenya, said that the groups would fight "under the banner of AQEA (al Qaeda East Africa)." AQEA has long reported to al Qaeda's most senior leadership.


Senior Shabaab leaders rumored killed in blast

Unconfirmed reports claim that Ahmad Godane Abu Zubayr, Shabaab's spiritual leader and Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, a top commander, were killed in a massive blast in Afgoye.


Shabaab claims killing of scores of African Union fighters in Mogadishu

Warning: The image shown is graphic. Shabaab displays the bodies of scores of men it claimed are African Union troops. The AU dismissed the claim as propaganda.


Kenyan military vows to take Shabaab stronghold of Kismayo

The Kenyan Army is advancing on the southern port city from the south, and has taken control of Ras Kamboni.


Suicide bomber kills 15 Somalis in Mogadishu

Today's attack takes place as Kenyan forces are advancing on Shabaab strongholds in the south.


US adds American, Kenyan Shabaab leaders to list of designated terrorists

US citizen Omar Hammami is directly linked to al Qaeda, while Hassan Mahat Omar, a Kenyan cleric, is identified as a key ideological leader in Nairobi.


Al Qaeda's East Africa chief Fazul Mohammed killed in Somalia

Somali officials have confirmed that Fazul was killed at a checkpoint near Mogadishu.


Shabaab calls for jihad against Kenya

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia said Kenya is in its crosshairs as Kenya is training both Somali and Kenyan troops to battle the terror group.


Al Qaeda's operations chief in Pakistan killed in New Year's strike

Veteran al Qaeda leaders Osama al Kini and Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan were killed in the attack. The operatives were behind several major suicide attacks in Pakistan over the past two years.


Al Qaeda's East Africa operations chief escapes raid in Kenya

Kenyan police missed capturing Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, who was behind the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
 
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