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Al-Shabaab hate video 'threatens prominent British Muslims'




Shabaab claimed credit for today's suicide attack at a cafe in Beledweyne that killed 16 people, including seven Somali soldiers. The Shabaab spokesman said the target of the attack was African Union peacekeepers from Ethiopia and Djibouti.




Exclusive: U.N. Uncovers 'Credible' New al-Shabab Terror Plot




Seven people were killed as Shabaab and government forces clashed outside of Mogadishu. Three soldiers were killed in a clash with a militia on the outskirts of the capital. The African Union agreed to boost the number of peacekeepers in Somalia by 35 percent.




Shabaab fighters executed three tailors in Mogadishu. Samantha Lewthwaite, the "white widow" who is wanted for her associations with Shabaab, recently tweeted that she was traveling in Galgala.




'White Widow' Lewthwaite 'Key' In Al Shabaab




Ten people were killed after government forces clashed with Shabaab in the El-Dhun Adegow area of Bay province; Shabaab is in control of the area. Shabaab killed three people in an IED attack in Beled Hawo.




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