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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.


Saudis, Chechens, Afghans killed during recent fighting in southern Yemen

Foreigners are said to make up the majority of the 37 al Qaeda fighters killed during Yemeni military operations in the southern province of Shabwa.


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.


Saudi MSC in Jerusalem fighter fought in Libya, sought to join 'mujahideen' in Somalia

Saudi national Adi Saleh Abdullah al Fudhayli al Hadhli, who died in June 2012 in an attack against Israel, had originally sought to join the "mujahideen" in Somalia. In 2011, he traveled to Libya to fight in the Libyan civil war.


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.


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 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.


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Sheikh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr threatened further attacks in Kenya if its military is not withdrawn from southern Somalia.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 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.


Veteran Sudanese jihadist killed in French airstrike in Mali

Abu Hazim al Sudani waged jihad in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Chechnya, and the Sudan before he was finally killed by the French in Mali.


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.


Shabaab kills, captures French soldiers during failed rescue mission in Somalia

French commandos from the General Directorate for External Security attempted to rescue Denis Allex, one of their operatives captured in 2009. The French said they believe Allex was killed in the raid; Shabaab denied the claim.
 
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