Results tagged “Shabaab”

Would you like to limit the tag results display to a specific section?

If you do, then pick any of the sections below:

Or simply go to the aggregated tag results from:



Shabaab launches 2 attacks along Kenya's coast

Although Shabaab claimed responsibility for two recent attacks in Kenyan coastal towns, the government blamed the attacks on "local political networks."


Shabaab suicide assault team attacks Somalia parliament

The suicide assault, which killed 10 Somali troops, took place just two days after Shabaab vowed to step up attacks in Mogadishu.


Shabaab leader calls for mediation in Syria, says Zawahiri is 'our Sheikh and Emir'

Abu Zubayr, the emir of Shabaab, restates his support for Ayman al Zawahiri and calls for mediation in Syria.


Shabaab suicide assault team attacks Somali presidential compound

Shabaab fighters dressed in military uniforms attacked a mosque inside the presidential palace. Two government officials are reported to be among those killed.


Weekend attacks in Somalia deal Shabaab a double blow

Sahal Iskudhuq, a senior Shabaab commander who served as a high-ranking member of the Amniyat, Shabaab's intelligence unit, is reported to have been killed in a drone strike.


Latest Treasury designation targets al Qaeda's fundraising network

A newly released terrorist designation by the Treasury Department highlights the extent and cohesion of al Qaeda's global fundraising network. Treasury reports that Ayman al Zawahiri's main representative in the Levant, Abu Khalid al Suri, has been funneling cash from Gulf donors to al Qaeda.


US drones kill 2 Shabaab operatives in southern Somalia

A senior explosives expert was one of two Shabaab members killed in the airstrike. Today's drone strike is the second reported US raid this month targeting a top Shabaab leader.


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.


US justifies Somalia raid under AUMF, which Obama seeks to repeal

The US Navy SEALs raid that targeted a Shabaab leader known as Ikrima was justified under the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force. President Obama has called for the repeal of the AUMF, and support to do so is gaining in Congress.


Shabaab claims it 'repelled' raid by Western special operations forces

Shabaab claimed that its fighters stopped a Western-led nighttime raid from the sea in the costal town of Barawe. The US special operations forces killed a top al Qaeda and Shabaab leader in Barawe four years ago.


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.


Shabaab kills American jihadist Omar Hammami and British fighter

hammamiauto560.jpgShabaab's intelligence service, the Amniyatt Mukhabarat, appears to have finally tracked down and killed Hammami, who has been at odds with the group's emir for more than a year. Hammami recently renounced his ties to al Qaeda and Shabaab.


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.


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.
 
1