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Extremist Group Gains Foothold Among Kenyans




Somalia's defense minister said the military is preparing to "liberate" Barawe, the town under Shabaab control where US SEALs attempted to capture Ikrima, a top terrorist commander. Shabaab arrested a businessman in Barawe and accused him of aiding the US in the raid.




Using new counterterror guidelines, US forces backed off in Somalia raid




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.


Target of SEAL raid in Somalia tied to top al Qaeda leaders




Somali pirate suspects stand trial in Madrid




The target of the Oct. 5 raid in Barawe by US Navy SEALs was Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, a.k.a Ikrima, who served as Shabaab's external operations chief. He was plotting to conduct attacks in Kenya against the parliament, defense forces, and the UN. A Swedish and a Sudanese jihadist are said to have been killed in the Barawe raid.




U.S. target in Somalia: An inside story on an Al-Shabaab commander




US commando raids suggest future shape of counterterror bids




Kenyan Riots Pivot on Religious Conflict




Target in U.S. Raid on Somalia Is Called Top Shabab Planner of Attacks Abroad




The untold story of al-Shabab's murderous attack on the U.N. in Mogadishu.




New York case offers insight into secret war against Somali militants




Terror in Westgate mall: the full story of the attacks that devastated Kenya




Thievery Comes After Carnage at Kenya Mall




Kenya names 4 jihadists involved in Westgate mall assault




Shabaab claimed that Western special operations forces launched a 2 a.m. raid in the Shabaab-controlled town of Barawe. Shabaab claims to have repelled the raid and one of its fighters were killed in the assault.




Terror in Westgate mall: the full story of the attacks that devastated Kenya




Islamic fighters connect in Africa




Puntland security forces attacked Shabaab "bases" in a village in the Golis Mountains, killing one fighter. Shabaab fighters again denied that a woman led or was even involved in the Westgate Mall attack in Kenya.