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Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda

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Al-Shabaab (militant group): Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda
Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, more commonly known as al-Shabaab, is a terrorist, jihadist fundamentalist group based in East Africa. In 2012, it pledged allegiance to the militant Islamist organization Al-Qaeda. In February 2012, some of the group's leaders quarreled with Al-Qaeda over the union, and quickly lost ground. Al-Shabaab's troop strength was estimated at 7,000 to 9,000 militants in 2014. As of 2015, the group has retreated from the major cities; however, al-Shabaab still controls large parts of the rural areas.

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Three teachers killed in suspected militant attack near Kenya's Somalia border: police

Three teachers were killed near Kenya's border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants early on Monday, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of assaults by the..
Reuters - Published

Three teachers killed near Kenya's Somalia border in a suspected militant attack: police

Three teachers were killed in Kenya near the country's border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants, a police report seen by Reuters said on Monday, in what would be the latest..
Reuters - Published

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Kenya school attacked by al-Shabab, several children killed [Video]Kenya school attacked by al-Shabab, several children killed

Suspected al-Shabab fighters attacked a primary school in Garissa county near the border with Somalia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Three killed in al-Shabab attack on Kenyan military base [Video]Three killed in al-Shabab attack on Kenyan military base

US service member, two civilians killed in attack on the base used by US and Kenyan military personnel.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Al-Shabab attacks military base in Kenya [Video]Al-Shabab attacks military base in Kenya

Al-Qaeda-linked group attacks Camp Simba, a base used by US and Kenyan military personnel, in Lamu county.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:39Published

Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast [Video]Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Somalia attack: Turkey treats, airlifts wounded to its hospitals [Video]Somalia attack: Turkey treats, airlifts wounded to its hospitals

Somali president blames al-Shabab armed group for Saturday attack after truck detonates at checkpoint.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

 

Islamist group al Shabaab claims Somalia bomb attack that killed three

Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast on Wednesday near the presidential palace and other government buildings in Somalia's capital Mogadishu that city authorities..
Reuters - Published

Four Kenyan school children killed in al Shabaab attack on telecom mast

Four Kenyan school children were killed in a gunfight on Tuesday between police and al Shabaab militants from Somalia who attacked a telecommunications mast in the third such deadly incident in Kenya..
Reuters - Published

U.S. bolsters Kenya base security after Americans killed in attack

The U.S. military deployed additional forces to Kenya on Monday to bolster security at a key airfield after an attack by al Shabaab militants on Sunday that killed three Americans, the military's..
Reuters - Published

Hit on Kenya base kills 3 Americans

hit on kenya base kills 3 americans
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Al-Shabab extremists on Sunday overran a key military base used by American counterterrorism forces in Kenya, killing three U.S. Defense Department personnel and damaging or..
WorldNews - Published

Three Americans killed in al Shabaab militant attack on base in Kenya

Three Americans - one U.S. military servicemember and two contractors - were killed by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group during an attack on Sunday on a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. service member, contractors killed in militant attack in Kenya

One U.S. military service member and two contractors were killed on Sunday during an attack by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group on a military base in Kenya, the U.S. military said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Islamist group al Shabaab attack Kenya base used by Kenyan, U.S. forces

Somalia's al Shabaab militant group attacked on Sunday a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces and published pictures of masked gunmen standing next to an aircraft in flames.
Reuters - Published

Al-Shabab attacks military base used by US forces in Kenya

The U.S. military said the security situation was "fluid" at the Manda Bay airfield. Aircraft reportedly were destroyed in the attack.
USATODAY.com - Published

Al-Shabab militants attack Kenya and US naval base

Witnesses report hearing gunfire and seeing plumes of black smoke coming from an airstrip.
BBC News - Published

Al-Shabaab claim attack on Kenya base used by Kenyan and US military

Jihadists from Somalia’s Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya’s coastal Lamu region, the army spokesman said.
France 24 - Published

Islamist group al Shabaab attacks military base in Kenya's Lamu county

Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab has stormed a military base in Lamu county in Kenya's coastal region used by both United States and Kenyan military personnel, a source and al Shabaab said, but it..
Reuters - Published

Al Qaeda ally claims responsibility for Somalia blast that killed 90 people

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..
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US airstrikes kill four 'al-Shabab militants' in Somalia: AFRICOM

us airstrikes kill four 'al-shabab militants' in somalia: africom
The US military says it has conducted airstrikes against what it called positions of al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab terror group, killing four of its militants, a day after a massive car bombing killed..
WorldNews - Published

‘The Somali government’s attention is not focused on defeating al Shabaab’

The huge resources deployed to prop up Somalia’s central government are not being used where they are most needed in the fight against al Shabaab, says Horn of Africa expert Matthew Bryden, a day..
France 24 - Published

Somali militants claim responsibility for attack outside Somali hotel: spokesman

Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack outside a hotel in the town of Galkayo, in the country's Mudug region, which killed at least seven civilians,..
Reuters - Published

Somali security forces kill 5 al Shabaab fighters to end hotel siege

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night,..
Reuters - Published

Five killed in jihadist attack on Somali hotel

five killed in jihadist attack on somali hotel
MOGADISHU: Five people including three civilians were killed when jihadist militants stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital, police said Wednesday, adding that all five attackers had also died after..
WorldNews - Published

Al Shabaab gunmen attack hotel near president's residence in Somali capital: police, group

Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital near the president's residence on Tuesday and fighting was still going on, police and the militant group said.
Reuters - Published

Kenya police officers among 10 killed in bus attack

Kenyan police officers were among those killed when gunmen suspected to be from Islamist militant group al Shabaab attacked a bus on Friday near the border with Somalia, President Uhuru Kenyatta's..
Reuters - Published

Police: Al-Shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern Kenya

police: al-shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab extremists have stopped a bus in the north near Somalia and killed eight passengers, all of them non-Muslims. A...
WorldNews - Published

New Charges Against San Diego Man on List of Most Wanted Terrorists

Jehad Serwan Mostafa, who the authorities say joined Al Shabab in his 20s, is believed to be the “highest-ranking U.S. citizen fighting overseas with a terrorist organization.”
NYTimes.com - Published

FBI seeks help in finding US terrorist suspect

A U.S. citizen on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List has been charged with additional crimes involving ties to Somalia's al-Shabaab rebel group, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday...
USATODAY.com - Published

Kenya: Al-Shabaab used $50, 000 to launch Dusit D2 Hotel attack in Nairobi

kenya: al-shabaab used $50, 000 to launch dusit d2 hotel attack in nairobi
NAIROBI- Al-Qaida associates Al-Shabaab took several months plotting an assault at Dusit D2 Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi, a report by UN Panel of Experts has revealed. At least 26 people were killed in..
WorldNews - Published

US in Somalia: Is it still a safe haven for al-Shabab?

The US is reopening its embassy in Mogadishu - but what's the country's involvement there?
BBC News - Published

24 al-Shabab militants killed in Somalia

24 al-shabab militants killed in somalia
MOGADISHU, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Somali army backed by Jubaland state forces on Monday killed 24 al-Shabab militants and injured more than 19 others in an offensive in Lower Jubba region, an official..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. re-opens embassy in Somali capital amid persisting Islamist violence

The United States announced on Wednesday it had re-opened its embassy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, nearly three decades after it was shut down, underscoring deepening ties between the two nations..
Reuters - Published

Al Shabab claims attacks EU convoy and US base in Somalia

al shabab claims attacks eu convoy and us base in somalia
Somali militant group Al Shabab claimed separate attacks on a US military base and a European Union convoy in the East African country on Monday. Reuters reported a seriously damaged armoured...
WorldNews - Published

Militants attack base used by U.S. forces in Somalia

Belidogle airstrip is used by U.S. drones to target the al-Shabab militant group, which has claimed the attack on the base
CBS News - Published

Jihadists 'attack US Baledogle training base in Somalia'

Al-Shabab militants reportedly blasted through the gates and sent fighters inside.
BBC News - Published

Somalia’s al Shabaab raid military base, loot weapons

Fighters belonging to Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed an army base near the capital Mogadishu on Sunday, looted it for weapons and then withdrew, a military source, residents and the..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia says it detains suspected Islamist militants planning attacks

Ethiopia said on Saturday it had arrested an unspecified number of Islamist militant members of the Somali group al Shabaab and Islamic State who were planning to carry out attacks in the country on..
Reuters - Published

Leader of Somalia's Jubbaland, at odds with Mogadishu, wins new term

The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa's fight against the Islamist militants of al Shabaab, won a new term on Thursday, highlighting a growing rift between the federal..
Reuters - Published

President of Somali state of Jubbaland re-elected in divisive vote

The president of Somalia's southern Jubbaland state, a region still partly held by al Shabaab, won a fresh term in office on Thursday, the parliamentary speaker said, amid heightened strains between..
Reuters - Published

Car bombs shake Somali military base, deaths reported

A government military base in south Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, residents and military officers said, with the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group claiming responsibility and..
Reuters - Published

Car bombs, gunfire hit government military base in southern Somalia: residents, officer

A government military base in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, residents and a military officer said, and the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group..
Reuters - Published

AU to enhance joint military operations against al-Shabab

au to enhance joint military operations against al-shabab
MOGADISHU, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali security forces will intensify joint military operations to liberate regions still under the control of..
WorldNews - Published

Mayor of Mogadishu dies as result of al-Shabaab attack

mayor of mogadishu dies as result of al-shabaab attack
Abdirahman Omar Osman was naturalised Briton who had been London Labour councillor The mayor of Mogadishu has died after being badly wounded in an al-Shabaab extremist attack in his office last week,..
WorldNews - Published

Suicide bomber walks into mayor's office, detonates explosives in Somalia capital

The attack was claimed claimed by the extremist group al-Shabab., a group that tends to target their attacks on government buildings.
USATODAY.com - Published

Hodan Nalayeh prize: Somalia to honour journalist murdered by al-Shabab

Hodan Nalayeh relocated to Somalia last year to help rebuild the country of her birth.
BBC News - Published

At least one American killed in terrorist siege on Somalia hotel

Al Qaeda-affiliated group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack
CBS News - Published

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