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Shabaab confirms 2 top leaders were killed in infighting

Ibrahim al Afghani, a jihadist leader closely linked to al Qaeda, and Abul Hamid Hashi Olhayi, were killed during Shabaab infighting in Barawe. Hassan Dahir Aweys is reportedly in custody in Mogadishu.


Shabaab suicide assault team storms UN compound in Mogadishu

Eight fighters from al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia penetrated security at a United Nations Development Program compound, killing several UN employees.


US offers rewards for Boko Haram, African al Qaeda leaders

The $7 million reward for Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram's emir, puts him in the top echelon of wanted terrorist leaders. Rewards of $5 million are also offered for Mokhtar Belmokhtar and Yahya Abu Hammam.


In Somalia, some parents say no to polio vaccine




Drone death Londoner's Somalia links probed




Radical Islamists in Britain Prove a Challenge to Security




Global impact to Sahel terror




Somalia's struggle for unity far from over




Kenya: Countering the Radicalization of Kenya's Youth




Somali jihadi tweets picture of 'assassination attempt'




Al-Qaida Leader Urges Muslims to Unite in Struggle




US posts $5 million reward for American suspected of being Zawahiri's emissary to Shabaab

Mostafa-Hammami-RFJ-Poster.jpgThe FBI told The Long War Journal that Jehad Mostafa is thought to be Abu Abdullah al Muhajir, the American who distributed aid at a Somali camp in 2011 on behalf of al Qaeda's emir. The US also offered a $5 million reward for Omar Hammami.


American Shabaab fighter urges Muslims to join the 'fronts' of jihad

Abu-Ahmed-al-Amriki.jpgAbu Ahmed al Amriki implores Muslims to leave their lives of comfort and wage jihad in Somalia, Mali, Afghanistan, Iraq, or the "Islamic Maghreb" -- North Africa.


Sahel states must share intel, African expert warns




Militant Threats Test Role of a Pentagon Command in Africa




France plays down report of ransom paid for Niger hostages




Bildt: Sweden in dark over US terror extradition




Terror Threat Prompts US Rethink on Africa




Shabaab executes French hostage Denis Allex

Denis_Allex.jpg"With the rescue attempt, France has voluntarily signed Allex's death warrant," the terror group said in an official statement. Shabaab later announced he was executed. The French intelligence agent has been held by Shabaab since July 2009.


Shabaab releases photos of French commando captured in failed rescue mission

Shabaab displayed the body and equipment of a French commando who was wounded and captured late last week following a failed hostage rescue in Somalia, and later died. The terror group also said the "fate" of hostage Denis Allex will be announced soon.