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Tag: Al Qaeda

AFRICOM kills 60 Shabaab fighters in largest strike in Somalia since 2017

A large concentration of Shabaab fighters a significant distance from its typical support zone in Jubba River Valley demonstrates the Al…

Shabaab attacks Somali force in southern Somalia

This is the third time in the past month that US forces have conducted defensive airstrikes following Shabaab attacks. 

Scores of Taliban recruits train at Abu Ubaidah bin Jarrah Training Camp

Scores of Taliban recruits train in broad daylight at the Abu Ubaidah bin Jarrah Training Camp.

JNIM portrays its fight as part of Al Qaeda’s global jihad

As JNIM rallies its members and supporters against France and Mali, it depicts the fight with the two countries as…

US strikes Shabaab on southern Somalia coast

The United States has conducted 24 strikes in Somalia in 2018, all of which have targeted Shabaab. The strike occurred…

Somalia remains ‘a terrorist safe haven,’ State notes

Al Qaeda's branch in East Africa "still maintained control over large portions of the country" and "retained the ability to…

State Department: Iran allows al Qaeda to operate its ‘core facilitation pipeline’

The State Department has released its Country Reports on Terrorism 2017. As in past reports, State says that "Iran has…

Al Qaeda leader: America is the main enemy in a ‘single war with different fronts’

Al Qaeda released a message from its leader, Ayman al Zawahiri, to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 hijackings.…