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MOGADISHU – Former Hizbul Islam leader, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys has on Wednesday launched furious attack on Al Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab group based in .... In June 2013, Aweys was taken into custody by Somali security forces,[32] denoting the victory of the hardliners described in al-Shabab.
Three new attacks, allegedly by Al-Shabaab, a militant youth group in northern Mozambique, have left an unconfirmed number of deaths in recent days. A spate of violence has erupted in the region since last year's string of attacks on police stations that left two officers and 14 attackers dead. Known locally ...

Heavily armed Al Shabaab fighters were reported to have attacked a military convoy carrying peacekeepers from Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) in southern Somalia. The convoy came under ambush assault as it was travelling El-Waregow area, located outside the southern coastal city of Marka, ...
Heavily armed Al-Shabab militants have launched an overnight attack against AMISOM military base in the vicinity of Elasha Biyaha, located on the outskirts of Mogadishu. Residents reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out the assault in the early hours of the night on Burundi forces based at ...
The troops of Somalia's southern Federal member state of Jubbaland were reported to have clashed with the Al-Qaeda-linked militants near the port city of Kismayo on Monday. The combat flared up after Al Shabaab fighters began military movements around areas near Bula-Gadud town which are largely ...
Suspected members of the Al Shabaab terror group on Saturday stole fertilisers from local farmers in Gedo region, Somalia. The farmers started preparing their farms for planting three weeks ago soon after the rainy season kicked in. They mainly engage in the cultivation of bananas, watermelons, onions, ...

Somalia National Army (SNA) said Tuesday its forces killed 30 al-Shabab militants in security operation in Hiiraan region of the country. Army Spokesperson in Hiiraan region, Mohamed Agajof, said the SNA forces also recovered military equipment from the insurgents following a fierce gunfight with the ...
For the first time, the Somali government has rewarded a former member of Islamist militant group Al-Shabab after he defected from the group in January this year. Mohamed Hassan Aden Sandhere received $15,000 from the regional minister on Thursday after severing ties with the armed group that has ...
A multi-agency security team dismantled an al Shabaab camp at Ijara, Garissa county after a raid on Wednesday. They recovered two loaded pistol magazines, combat knives, assorted medicines and syringes, a hand held radio, and tarpaulin among other items. The raid came after a tip off from members ...
2012. Caulderwood, Kathleen. “Al-Shabab's Finances: The Militant Group Gets Funding From Local Businesses, Sources Abroad.” International Business Time. 4 Sept. 2014. Web. 2. Apr. 2017. Gornitzka, Charlotte Petri. “Somalia's Lost Generation: Why Youth Employment is Key to Stability.” theguardian 8 May. 2013. Web.
The Al-Shabaab has attacked Kenyan military forces in Fahfahdhun area in Somalia's southwestern Gedo region, killing an unknown number of soldiers. The attack began with a roadside bomb blast targeted a convoy carrying KDF soldiers in the small town of Fahfahdhun and followed by a direct gun ...
TWO Kenyan Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen commanders - identified as Ahmad Iman Ali and Abditfatah Abubakar Abdi - were designated as specially designated global terrorists by the United States Department of State on 10 March a, Daily Nation reported. Ali allegedly led attacks including an ...
During the morning of April 1, 2018, a car drove up to an Ugandan army base in Bulamarer, Somalia, and blew up — the beginning of an Al Shabaab attack that, in combination with another suicide attack on a convoy of reinforcements, left at least 46 Ugandan soldiers dead. The radical Islamist group has ...
Kampala — The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) has dismissed claims by al-Shabaab militants that they killed 59 Ugandan troops in Somalia and wounded 19 others during the Sunday fighting at three army bases in the Lower Shabelle region. Instead, the army spokesperson, Brig Richard ...
Bodies of UPDF Soldiers killed in Al-Shabab attack returned to Uganda. The Deputy Commander of the UPDF Land Forces Maj. Gen. Sam Kavuma vowed that the UPDF would not be cowed by the Al-shabaab and their resolve to restore peace in Somalia was unshaken.
The al-shabaab raided the African Union Mission to Somalia (Amisom) base at Quoryole, Bulomareer and Golwein in Lower Shabelle region in Somalia. Bulomareer is located some 130 kilometres southwest of the capital Mogadishu. Eight vehicles including two vehicle born improvised explosives were ...
Brigadier Karemire waxa uu xusay dhanka kale in Al Shabaab ay uga dileen weerarka 30 xubnood, iyadoo Museveni uu sheegay in 36 la dilay. Kooxda ay xaqiijiysay in 14 ay ku waysay howlgalka Muula-Mareer ka fulisay, kaasi oo ahaa mid midkii ugu khasaaraha badnaa oo Ciidamada Uganda lagu ...

Al Shabab militants attacked the African Union (AU) peacekeepers' base in the town Bulamarer, 130 kilometres to the northwest of the capital ... “Then a large number of Al Shabab fighters began firing from under the trees ... it was a hellish battle,” he said, adding there was an unknown number of casualties ...
EL BUR, Somalia - The U.S. military said it carried out a fresh airstrike targeting Al-Shabab militants in central Somalia, the latest military action against the Islamic group in the horn of Africa country, Garowe Online reports. The United States Africa Command [AFRICOM] said in a statement released on ...
Al Shabaab militants attacked the African Union (AU) peacekeepers' base in the town Bulamarer, 130km to the northwest of the capital Mogadishu, around 9am on Sunday (local time), residents from the area told Reuters. Since withdrawing from Mogadishu in 2011, the al Qaeda-linked group has lost ...
Al-Shabaab, which once controlled much of Somalia, wants to topple the western-backed government in Mogadishu. Militants detonated a suicide car bomb at the gate of the Ugandan army base in Bulamarer before storming into the complex. A second suicide car bomb targeted a convoy of Ugandan army ...
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents battled for hours on Sunday with African Union troops after exploding a car bomb outside their base, Somali police, military and the militants said. Al Shabaab militants attacked the African Union (AU) peacekeepers' base in the town Bulamarer, 130 kilometres ...
Dagaalamayaal ka tirsan Al-Shabaab ayaa weerar ku bilowday qaraxyo ku qaaday saldhig Ciidamada AMISOM ku leeyihiin degmada Buulo Mareer ee Gobolka Shabeellaha Hoose. Sida ay sheegayaan wararka qaraxyo xooggan oo loo maleynayo inay ahaayeen gaari waxyaabaha qarxa laga soo ...
Somalia's al Shabab Islamic extremists launched an attack on African Union troops in the country's south, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, said Ugandan army spokesman Brigadier Richard Karemire. Four others Ugandans were injured, Brig Karemire said. At least 22 of the attackers were killed and the ...
Dozens of armed men, known locally as "al-Shabaab" -- Arabic for "youth" though with no confirmed link to the Somali militantt group of the same name -- stormed the police station, the fire station and a forest ranger post. In a matter of hours, they had taken control of the town. "We were taken by surprise," a ...
Proceeds from illegal logging and charcoal burning inside the Boni Forest are being used to fund terrorists, the authorities say. Al Shabaab is also benefiting from the sale of game meat by the Boni community. A crackdown on the loggers and charcoal burners have been launched. Speaking during the ...
Police have accused Boni residents of supplying food and water to al Shabaab militants hiding in the forest. On Tuesday, Lamu county boss Muchangi Kioi said some of the people are using proceeds from illegal logging and charcoal burning to fund the terror group. But Kioi noted that police were ...
Lamu County security officers taking part in Operation Linda Boni recover more than 240 bags of charcoal and tonnes of timber inside Boni Forest. Lamu County Police Commander, who led the operation to recover the charcoal and timber says proceeds from the business are used to fund Al-Shabaab ...
In October last year, al Shabaab killed more than 500 people in the deadliest attack at a busy intersection in Mogadishu. Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, more commonly known as al-Shabaab, is a jihadist fundamentalist group based in East Africa. Founded in 2006, the jihadists In 2012, it pledged ...
Al-Shabab representives were not immediately available for comment. The group, which has faced growing military pressure across the Horn of Africa nation, has stepped up attacks in recent months including a massive truck bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, in October that killed more than 500 people.
HOW MUCH OF SOMALIA DOES AL SHABAAB CONTROL? Jowhar lies north of the capital, Mogadishu, and is under the control of the Somali government. Al-Shabab control the surrounding localities. A few weeks back, an MP and a regional minister were killed in the region by the militants. Click here for ...
Reports have emerged of how al Shabaab militants in Somalia are extorting huge sums from starving communities. The militants are also forcibly recruiting hundreds of children as soldiers and suicide bombers. This comes as the terror group endures financial pressures, a decrease in numbers and an ...
In 2017, the United States conducted twice as many airstrikes against al-Shabaab as it did in 2016 — 31 strikes compared to 15. Last week, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) launched an airstrike that killed two al-Shabaab members near Jilib, a longstanding stronghold of the Somali jihadist organization ...
She fled from al-Shabab on foot, walking all the way from Somalia, across the border at Lamu and back to Kenya. She was tortured, abused and turned into a sex slave by the militia which she went to join willingly, at first, to find work as a cook. Radhia was recruited in 2013 by one of her close relatives after ...
Mogadishu - At least 11 people were killed in separate al-Shabaab attacks in Somalia on Friday, officials said, as President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was in Uganda trying to ramp up African Union support for the unstable country's security efforts. Al-Shabaab militants attacked an army post in Afgoye ...
Al-Shabaab are fighting to topple Somalia's Western-backed central government and establish their own rule based on their strict interpretation of Islamic law. The group also conducts frequent assaults in Kenya, mostly in the region bordering Somalia, to put pressure on the Kenyan government to withdraw ...
"This is al Shabaab who carried out the attack because we are near the Kenya-Somalia border." Oronyi said the attackers had destroyed a mobile phone transmission mast to disrupt communications. Al Shabaab are fighting to topple Somalia's Western-backed central government and establish their own ...
Intelligence reports show that there could be trouble within the Al shabaab ranks in Somalia as there is now renewed conflict from the Shurah on succession. The Shurah is the al shabaab's executive council mandated with commissioning and approving strategic targets for attacks as well as other strategic ...
By MARGARET NJUGUNAH, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 7 – United States Forces are still pilling pressure on Al-Shabaab terrorists who have continued to stage attacks in war-torn Somalia and the region. This week, in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US Forces conducted an airstrike ...
Police are calling on members of the public to share any information on three suspected Al-shabaab recruits believed to have sneaked to Somalia for training. The three are Mohammed Abdalla Asman alias Papa, alias Raymond from Majengo in Nairobi County, Hamisi Hemed alias Baloteli and Ali Ahmed ...
WAKISO - The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura confirmed that Uganda, together with the regional Police of Eastern Africa, managed to defeat the infamous terrorist group of al-Shabab "even if it is still causing problems in Somalia." Gen. Kayihura made the remarks during the Eastern Africa Police ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least 22 people were killed in an attack by Islamist militant group al-Shabaab in Mogadishu Friday, security officials and medical sources said. Twin car bombs were used in the attack near the Somali capital's presidential palace, which was followed by a fierce gun battle ...
Two car-bomb attacks have killed at least 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials say. The first took place outside the presidential palace late on Friday. The second hit a nearby hotel. Dozens of people were wounded. The Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which has been trying to oust ...
The government has denied that it has been harassing and arresting al-Shabaab returnees and undermining human rights. Several lobby groups in Mombasa have been accusing the state of disappearances and possibly extrajudicial killings to most of the returnees. On Friday, Mombasa County ...
He has been on the governments' watch list of the 35 al Shabaab youth who had been recruited by IS to aid the Somali-based terror group in carrying out attacks in Kenya. Police sources say Okolla is an al Shabaab commander and an IED expert. He is suspected to be behind a series of IED attacks in the ...
A U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia, officials tell VOA. Local sources said missiles fired Wednesday targeted a rickshaw carrying five al-Shabab militants near Jamaame, in the southern Lower Juba region. "I can tell you that the airstrike hit a rickshaw and that five ...
Human Rights Watch has accused Somali government authorities of abusing children who are allegedly associated with militant group al-Shabab. In a report released Wednesday, the rights group said boys are illegally detained and sometimes prosecuted in military courts. Somalia's federal government ...
Intelligence documents, transcripts of interrogations with recent defectors and interviews conducted by the Guardian with inhabitants of areas in the swath of central and southern Somalia controlled by al-Shabaab have shone a light on the severity of its harsh rule – but also revealed significant support in ...
A Sheik accused of being a member of Al Shabaab and radicalizing Kenyan youths has been charged with 10 counts of terrorism. Guyo Gorsa allegedly committed the offense on or before January 13 at Madrassa Toba within Marsabit town. Gorsa was also charged that on the same dates and place, ...
The scene of an Al-Shabaab attack in Nyongoro on the Lamu-Tana River border on January 13, 2018. Hundreds of Al-Shabaab returnees are facing difficulties surrendering to authorities for fear of reprisals despite running away from being killed in Somalia after falling out with the militia leaders. PHOTO | ...


 

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