The official reportedly tweeted out the statement earlier today. The official website of the Hezbollah Brigades has so far not commented, however.
Yesterday’s assault marks at least the third time the SYL Hotel has been targeted by Shabaab in recent years.
The photos detail the In-Delimane assault earlier this month which left over 50 Malian soldiers dead.
In addition to the prison break, JNIM also claimed two other recent attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso.
For the first time in five years, the jihadist group has claimed an attack in its native Iraq.
If confirmed, this would represent another major blow to al Qaeda’s Uqba bin Nafi Battalion.
The US military launched its second airstrike against the Islamic state near the town of Murzuq in the past week.
The camp is at least the second one ran by the Islamic State in Somalia’s northern Puntland region.