The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing a security official in a suicide bombing in Howl-Wadag district of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and among its over two dozen attacks in the past week, reported that fighters captured two towns in Galguduud.


Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed bombing, shelling, and sniping Houthi fighters in multiple attacks in Yemen's Bayda' governorate and provided photo documentation for two operations.


A new Iraq-based Shi'a militant group calling itself "Possessors of Determination" [Ulu al-'Azim] announced its founding and provided video documentation of two attacks on logistics convoys for U.S. forces in Diwaniyah.