Shabaab’s suicide assault killed the Deputy Minister and 14 others in Mogadishu.
The jihadist conglomerate, as suspected, claimed Sunday’s deadly siege on a military base in central Mali.
While no group has yet to officially claim the assault, al Qaeda’s Group for Support of Islam and Muslims is widely suspected.
Russian special forces are reported to have held a training event for the pro-regime Palestinian militia, Liwa al Quds.
Al Qaeda’s Group for Support of Islam and Muslims directly refutes France’s claiming of killing one of its co-founders and senior leaders, Amadou Kouffa.
Shabaab has continued to demonstrate its ability to strike in heavily fortified areas of Mogadishu.
The claim has not been confirmed elsewhere, nor has JNIM commented on the event, but the French military has claimed a recent operation killed JNIM co-founder Yahya Abu al Hammam.
Over the weekend, al Qaeda’s Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) claimed a series of attacks across Mali, continuing its recent uptick in activity. Most notably, the group took credit for a dubious suicide bombing attempt on French troops near the northern city of Timbuktu “Continuing its earlier vow to escalate its operations […]