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Tag: Shabaab

Shabaab targets base where US soldier died with suicide bombing

One day after Shabaab launched a deadly assault in which one US service member was killed, the al Qaeda branch…

US Special Forces soldier killed in Shabaab ambush

At least four other US Special Forces personnel, as well as a Somali special forces soldier, were also wounded. The…

Shabaab video details assassination unit in Mogadishu

The video is one of the first times that the Somali jihadist group has highlighted its assassinations within Mogadishu.

Analysis: Shabaab advertises its al Qaeda allegiance

Since late April, Shabaab has released a series of videos emphasizing its place in al Qaeda's global network. Two of…

Somali markets targeted in Shabaab explosions

Two busy markets in southern Somalia were targeted by deadly explosions this week, which left at least 14 people dead…

Analysis: Islamic State ramps up attack claims in Somalia

The Islamic State has claimed several attacks inside Somalia in the past month, further outpacing the past two years in…

US strikes Shabaab in central Somalia

The location of last weekend's strike highlights the geographical range of US operations against Shabaab, and the scope of the…

Shabaab targets Somali, African Union troops in southern Somalia

Shabaab has claimed a number of attacks in recent days across southern Somalia, including briefly recapturing the strategic town of…