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Shabaab Intelligence Official Cautions Fighters Against Harming Civilians, Likewise Urges People Avoid Enemy Sites

Abu Abdirahman Mohamed Warsame (AKA Mahad Karate), the reported intelligence leader of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, delivered an audio speech cautioning fighters against harming civilians, and likewise, urging people to avoid enemy sites and causing themselves potential harm.

Sunday, 12 May 2019
Shabaab Claims Killing Turkish Military Officer in Bombing in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the killing of a Turkish engineer, whom it identified as a military officer, in a bombing in the capital.

Sunday, 12 May 2019
Shabaab Claims Killing Somali Special Forces Officer in Mogadishu, Ambush on Kenyan Troops in Wajir County

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing a Somali Special Forces officer in the capital, Mogadishu, and inflicting casualties among Kenyan troops in an ambush in Wajir County, in neighboring Kenya.

Thursday, 09 May 2019
Shabaab Claims 2 Attacks in Kenya's Mandera County, Killing 2nd Brigade Operations Commander in Ambush in Middle Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing the operations commander in the 2nd Brigade of the Somali National Army (SNA) in an ambush in Middle Shabelle, and took credit for two attacks in Mandera County in neighboring Kenya.

Monday, 06 May 2019
Shabaab Claims Repulsing Joint U.S.-Somali Operation in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed that its fighters repulsed a joint operation by American and Somali forces in Lower Shabelle, in addition to carrying out attacks on the Somali National Army (SNA) throughout the country.

Thursday, 02 May 2019
Shabaab Marks Return to Kenya with Bombing After Two-Month Absence, Claims Multiple Attacks in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement marked its return to Kenya with a bombing after a two-month absence, and in its home base of Somalia, claimed multiple attacks on bases, barracks, and individual elements of Somali and AMISOM forces.

Monday, 29 April 2019
Shabaab Claims Raids on AMISOM and SNA Bases, Bombing "Bancroft" Vehicle in Mogadishu Outskirts

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed multiple raids on military bases where Ethiopian and Ugandan forces in AMISOM, and Somali soldiers, are present, and bombing a vehicle belonging to "Bancroft" in the Mogadishu outskirts.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Shabaab Claims Car Bombing in Capital Killing 10, Reports Surrender of 20 Soldiers Total in Two Regions

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for a car bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, and reported the surrender of 20 Somali soldiers total in Galguduud and Gedo regions.

Friday, 19 April 2019
Shabaab Claims Killing 15 Kenyan and 6 Ethiopian Troops in Separate Bombings in Bakool and Lower Juba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 15 Kenyan and 6 Ethiopian troops in bombings in Bakool and Lower Juba regions, respectively, in addition to 11 other attacks in five days.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Shabaab Spokesman Speaks on Hotel Attacks, Calls Protesting Somali Soldiers to Repent and Leave Service

Ali Mahmoud Rage (AKA Ali Dheere), the spokesman for the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, participated in an interview with a Shabaab radio station regarding recent events in Somalia, including attacks on hotel and Somali soldiers protesting their non-payment of salaries.

Thursday, 04 April 2019
Shabaab Claims Ambush at Sea on Somali Soldiers, Executes 4 Spies in Public Square in Lower Juba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an ambush at sea on Somali soldiers boating between Merca and Mogadishu, and announced its execution of four spies in a public square in Lower Juba, one who confessed to working for the British intelligence.

Wednesday, 03 April 2019
Shabaab Claims Killing and Wounding Dozens in Mogadishu Bombing

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement killed and wounded dozens in a bombing targeting government officials in Mogadishu, according to a “special report” by the group’s Shahada News Agency.

Friday, 29 March 2019
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Additional Towns Following SNA Withdrawal, Reports Residents Celebrating Fighters' Arrival

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed seizing control over additional towns following the withdrawal from them by the Somali National Army (SNA), and reported that the residents celebrated the arrival of the fighters.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Shabaab Claims 41 Casualties in Suicide Raid on Labor and Works Ministries in Mogadishu

After its Shahada News Agency reported its responsibility for two car bombings and a suicide raid at a building housing the Somali labor and work ministries in Mogadishu, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a formal communique in which it announced the killing and wounding of 41 people, including senior officials.

Saturday, 23 March 2019
Shabaab Reports Ongoing Suicide Raid at Somali Labor and Work Ministries in Mogadishu

The Shabaaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for two car bombings and an ongoing suicide raid at a building housing the Somali labor and work ministries in the capital, Mogadishu.

Saturday, 23 March 2019
Shabaab Retakes Control Over Busar Following Kenyan Withdrawal, Spokesman Boasts of Victories

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, announced that it has regained control over Busar, a town near the Somalia-Kenya border in Gedo region, following the withdrawal by Kenyan forces, and freed prisoners from a jail amidst an offensive in Bal'ad, in Middle Shabelle.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Shabaab Promotes its Educational Curricula in Controlled-Areas Despite Alleged U.S. Attempts to Undermine Them

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, issued a press release on a graduation ceremony held for students of its "Shariah Institute for Higher Studies," wherein it promoted its educational curricula in the areas its controls despite alleged U.S. attempts to undermine them through airstrikes.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Shabaab Spokesman Condemns Trump in Press Conference on New Zealand Shootings, Vows Revenge

The spokesman for al-Qaeda's (AQ) Somalia branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, condemned U.S. President Donald Trump at a press conference he held on the shootings at two mosques in New Zealand, arguing that his rhetoric and that of other "Crusader" leaders make them "the real criminals behind this crime".

Sunday, 17 March 2019
Shabaab Publishes Photos of Weapons and Gear of Allegedly Slain U.S. Special Forces Operation Commander

Following-up on its claim for thwarting a raid by U.S. Special Forces outside Mogadishu and killing the operation commander, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement published photos of his alleged weapons and gear, including 200 USD and a picture of Jesus Christ.

Friday, 15 March 2019
Shabaab Claims Thwarting U.S. Special Forces Raid Outside Mogadishu and Killing Operation Commander

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed thwarting a raid by U.S. Special Forces outside Mogadishu and killing the operation commander.

Shahada News Agency, an Arabic media unit of the group, published an article on March 12, 2019, stating that after midnight that day, fighters took both American and Somali Special Forces by surprise as they were preparing to launch an offensive on the town of Dar al-Salam, in Lower Shabelle region, 60 kilometers southwest of the capital.

Thursday, 14 March 2019
AQ-aligned Hurras al-Deen in Syria Praises Shabaab and Afghan Taliban for Their Respective Large-Scale Raids

On its own, separate from the "Incite the Believers" Operations Room to which it belongs, the al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Syria-based Hurras al-Deen issued a statement praising the Afghan Taliban and the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement for their respective large-scale raids.

Monday, 11 March 2019
Shabaab Reports 40 Somali Tribal Leaders Pledging Allegiance to its Leader and Vowing to Fight "Occupiers" Together

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported that 40 Somali tribal leaders pledged allegiance to its leader, Abu Ubaidah Ahmed Umar, and vowed to fight the "occupiers" together.

Monday, 11 March 2019
Shabaab Claims Bombing Vehicle Transporting "Foreign Mercenaries Believed to be Americans" in Mogadishu

The same day it detonated a car bomb outside the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed bombing a vehicle belonging to "foreign Mercenaries Believed to be Americans," also in the Somali capital.

Thursday, 07 March 2019
Shabaab Claims Car Bombing at Presidential Palace Checkpoint in Mogadishu

Continuing to focus on Mogadishu, and demonstrate its ability to bypass security, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Mujahideen claimed credit for the car bombing at a checkpoint of the Presidential Palace in the capital.

Thursday, 07 March 2019
Shabaab Retakes Fahfahdun After Seven Years, Reports on Capture of Town and Attack on Withdrawing Kenyan Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced its recapture of Fahfahdun, a town in Somalia's Gedo region, and claimed attacking Kenyan forces as they withdrew, in addition to providing new details on the suicide raid at the Makka al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019
IS-aligned Muhajireen Foundation Gives a Biography of Alleged British Convert, Notes Path of Travel to Syria

The foreign fighter-centric Muhajideen Foundation, an Islamic State (IS)-aligned group, published a biography of an alleged British convert and noted his path and that of his companions to Syria.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019
Shabaab Claims 135 Casualties and Reiterates Mission to "Paralyze" Government in Formal Communique for Makka al-Mukaraha Hotel Raid

After its Shahada News Agency reported its responsibility for the suicide raid at the Makka al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a formal communique in which it claimed killing over 135 casualties, and reiterated its mission to "paralyze" the Somali government.

Monday, 04 March 2019
Shabaab Media Unit Gives Details on Suicide Raid at Makka al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu

A media unit for the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, provided details on the suicide raid at the Makka al-Mukarama Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.

Friday, 01 March 2019
Shabaab Claims Credit for Suicide Raid at Hotel in Downtown Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the suicide raid at a hotel in downtown Mogadishu.

Thursday, 28 February 2019
Shabaab Alleges Civilian Deaths in U.S. Airstrike in Qunyo Barrow, Attacks on Somalia MP in Mogadishu and AMISOM Helicopter in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement charged the U.S. with civilian deaths in an airstrike in Qunyo Barrow, using a disturbing photo of a killed baby as evidence, and claimed credit for the assassination of Somali MP Osman Elmi Boqore in the capital, and hitting an AMISOM helicopter with an RPG as it sat at a base in Lower Shabelle.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Shabaab Boasts Success in its Guerrilla War Against Enemy Forces, Claims Attacks on AMISOM and Somali Troops in 3 Regions

A media unit for the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement boasted of the success of the al-Qaeda (AQ) branch in its guerrilla war against enemy forces, and reported attacks on AMISOM and Somali troops in three Somali regions on the same day.

Saturday, 23 February 2019
Shabaab Claims Car Bombing on Joint U.S.-Somali Convoy Near Afgoye, Taking Control Over Large Swath of Bal'ad City

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed a car bombing on a joint U.S.-Somali military convoy near Afgoye, in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, and reported its taking control over a large swath of Bal'ad, a city in Middle Shabelle.

Thursday, 21 February 2019
Shabaab Claims Killing 9 Ethiopian Soldiers, Wounding 20 Others in Double Bombing in Bardhere

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing nine Ethiopian soldiers and wounding 20 others in a double bombing in Bardhere, a city in Gedo region.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Shabaab Elaborates on Motivation for Baledogle Airfield Attack, Claims 17 Casualties Among Djiboutian Forces in Jalalaqsi

Two days after it reported to have killed three American soldiers in an attack on Baledogle Airfield, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement elaborated upon its motivations for the strike, and among other reports, claimed killing and wounding 17 Djiboutian forces in a single operation, in Jalalaqsi.

Monday, 18 February 2019
Shabaab Claims Killing 3 U.S. Soldiers in Shelling of U.S. Base in Baledogle Airfield, Attacks on Somali Soldiers in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed shelling an American base inside Baledogle Airfield in Lower Shabelle, killing three U.S. soldiers and five Somali Special Forces, and took credit for attacks on Somali soldiers elsewhere in the region.

Friday, 15 February 2019
Shabaab Claims Shelling U.S. Base in Baledogle Airfield, Attacks on Somali Soldiers in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed shelling an American base inside Baledogle Airfield in Lower Shabelle and attacks on Somali soldiers elsewhere in the region.

Friday, 15 February 2019
Shabaab Claims Destroying Safaricom Post in Garissa (Kenya), Assassination Attempt on South West State of Somalia MP

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the assassination attempt in Mogadishu on an MP of the South West State of Somalia, and destroying a post of the telecommunications company Safaricom in Garissa County, in neighboring Kenya.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Shabaab Charges U.S. with Taking Revenge on Civilians for Failed Raid, Claims American Disregard for Lives Strengthens its Jihadi Call

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement accused the U.S. of bombing a residential area in revenge for its failed raid in Lower Shabelle, and claimed that such disregard for civilians only strengthens the jihadi call.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Shabaab Claims Thwarting Joint U.S.-Somalia Raid in Janale, Concentrates Operations in Lower Shabelle in 24 Hours

During its operations concentrated in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed thwarting a joint raid by U.S. Special Forces and Somali troops.

Monday, 11 February 2019
Shaabaab Releases 2nd Episode in Video Series on Assassinations and Bombings, Shows Blast on U.S. Vehicle in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released the second episode in a video series documenting the assassinations and bombings executed by its "Muhammad bin Maslama Battalion," including a blast on an American vehicle in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region.

Saturday, 09 February 2019
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing on Ethiopian Forces in Gedo, 25 Casualties Among Kenyan Troops in Blasts in Lower Juba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a suicide bombing on Ethiopian forces in Gedo region, and inflicting 25 casualties among Kenyan troops in two blasts in Lower Juba.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019
Shabaab Claims Assassination of DP World Company Manager in Bosaso, Blast in Mogadishu on Security Officials

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the assassination of a manager for the UAE-based DP World Company in the port city of Bosaso, and blast in Mogadishu's Hamar Weyne district, targeting security officials.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019
Al-Qaeda Central Lauds JNIM and Shabaab Attacks in Name of "Jerusalem Will Never Be Judaized"

Al-Qaeda Central issued a statement lauding its branches in Mali and Somalia, Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) and the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, respectively, for their operations carried out in the name of "Jerusalem Will Never Be Judaized".

Sunday, 27 January 2019
Shabaab Claims Killing 19 Somali Soldiers in Single Bombing in Lower Juba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 19 Somali soldiers in a single bombing in Lower Juba region, in addition to inflicting casualties among other Somali troops as well as AMISOM forces in Bay, Hiran, and Lower Shabelle.

Saturday, 26 January 2019
Shabaab Claims Assassinating Somali Interior Ministry Official, Reports Surrender of 3 of Jubaland President's Guards

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed assassinating an official in the Somali Interior Ministry in Mogadishu, and reported the surrender of four soldiers from Jubaland, three of them guards of the autonomous state's president, Ahmed Mohamed Islam (AKA Ahmed Madobe).

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Shabaab Issues Formal Statement on Bar Sanguni Raid Near Kismayo, Claims Killing 41 Somali Troops

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a formal statement for its raid on a Somali military base outside Kismayo, allegedly killing 41 troops.

Saturday, 19 January 2019
Shabaab Claims Heavy Losses in Somali Military Ranks Just One Day After Killing 57 Ethiopian Troops

Just one day after it alleged to have killed over 57 Ethiopian troops in an ambush in Somalia's Bay region, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed inflicting more than 41 deaths among Somali soldiers in s "sweeping attack" near Kismayo.

Saturday, 19 January 2019
Shabaab Claims Heavy Losses in Somali Ranks Just One Day After Killing 57 Ethiopian Troops

Just one day after it alleged to have killed over 57 Ethiopian troops in an ambush in Somalia's Bay region, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed inflicting more than 41 deaths among Somali soldiers in s "sweeping attack" near Kismayo.

Saturday, 19 January 2019
Shabaab Declares Ambush Killing 57 Ethiopian Soldiers a "Severe Blow" and "Stern Warning"

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a formal statement for its ambush in Somalia's Bay region allegedly killing 57 Ethiopian soldiers, calling the operation a "severe blow" and a "stern warning" to these forces.

Friday, 18 January 2019
After Deadly Attack in Kenyan Capital, Shabaab Claims Killing 57 Ethiopian Troops in Ambush in Somalia

Just three days after its deadly attack at the 14 Riverside Drive business complex in Nairobi, Kenya, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, in its home base of Somalia, claimed killing 57 Ethiopian troops in an ambush.

Friday, 18 January 2019
Shabaab Declares Nairobi Operation as Following Zawahiri's Directive, Response to Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement declared that its operation at the 14 Riverside Drive business complex came in accordance with the directive by al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to target "Western and Zionist interests," and in response to U.S.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Shabaab Media Unit Presents Detailed Report on Nairobi Attack, Suggests that Attack Bears Message to Jerusalem

A media unit for the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement presented a detailed report on the attack in Nairobi's Westlands district, and remarking on the bandana worn by one of the fighters, suggested that the operation bears a message to Palestinians and Jerusalem.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019
BREAKING: The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Claims Credit for DusitD2 Hotel Attack in Nairobi

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the attack at the DusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Shabaab Claims Taking Control Over Kenyan Town, Reports 10 Somali Soldiers Surrendering

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, reported the surrender of ten Somali soldiers in different parts of the country, and claimed taking control over a town in neighboring Kenya after enemy forces allegedly fled from it.

Monday, 14 January 2019
Shabaab Reports 13 Somali Soldiers Surrendering in Gedo, Claims Mortar Strike on UN Compound in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported that 13 Somali soldiers surrendered in Gedo region, and among 11 attacks in 4 days, claimed a mortar strike on a UN compound in Mogadishu.

Friday, 04 January 2019
Shabaab Charges U.S. with Killing Civilians in Airstrike Near Afmadow, Claims 18 Attacks in 5 Days

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement charged the U.S. with deliberately launching an airstrike on a commercial truck convoy near Afmadow, and claimed a total of 18 attacks in a 5-day period, targeting Somali security forces and government officials, and AMISOM troops.

Monday, 31 December 2018
After 2 Month Absence, Shabaab Resumes Resumes Operations in Kenya with Attack in Mandera

With its last attack in Kenya two months ago, the Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement resumed its operations with a strike on Kenyan border guards in Mandera.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Double Car Bombing, One by Suicide Attacker, at Presidential Palace in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding dozens in a double car bombing, one involving a suicide attacker, at the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu.

Saturday, 22 December 2018
Shabaab Claims 40 Casualties Among Ethiopian Forces in Bombing in Bay Region

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed inflicting 40 casualties among Ethiopian forces in a bombing in Somalia's Bay region, and provided a follow-up to its prior report on clashing with American and Somali forces in Lower Shabelle.

Friday, 21 December 2018
Shabaab Orders its Fighters to Eliminate "Disease" of IS

The General Command of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement ordered its fighters to eliminate the "disease" of the Islamic State (IS) in Somalia.

Thursday, 20 December 2018
Shabaab Reports Engaging in Clash with U.S. and Somali Forces in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported its fighters engaging in clashes with American and Somali forces in Lower Shabelle region, and additionally claimed attacks on Somali police and soldiers in Hiran and Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018
'Amaq Releases Video of IS-Shabaab Clash in Northern Somalia

Two days after claiming its first offensive on the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia, the Islamic State (IS), through its 'Amaq News Agency, released footage of the clash.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 12 Ethiopian Troops in Bakool, 5 Somali Explosives Experts in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 12 Ethiopian troops in Bakool region and five Somali explosives experts in Lower Shabelle. The group's Shahada News Agency reported on the two attacks and a third, in Mogadishu, on December 16-17, 2018.

Monday, 17 December 2018
After Suggesting a Coming Showdown with Shabaab, IS Claims First Attack on the AQ Branch in Somalia

The Islamic State (IS) claimed its first offensive on the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia, carrying out a preemptive strike on its fighters in the north of the country and killing 14.

Sunday, 16 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing Near Central Bank in Bosaso, Expelling Galmudug Security Forces from Strategic Town

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed a bombing near the central bank in Bosaso, in northern Somalia's Bari region, and expelling the Galmudug Security Force (GSF) from what it described as a "strategic town" in Galguduud.

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Shabaab Executes Electoral Committee Member Along with 2 Somali Soldiers, Claims Strike on Djiboutian Base

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced that it executed an electoral committee member alongside two Somali soldiers for "apostasy," and claimed a strike on a Djiboutian (AMISOM) base in Hiran.

Friday, 14 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing Somali Military Commanders in Mogadishu, Thwarting U.S. Special Forces Raid in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing two Somali military commanders in a bombing in Mogadishu and also thwarting a raid by U.S. Special Forces and Somali soldiers in Lower Shabelle.

Thursday, 06 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Town in Bay, Attacks on AMISOM, PSF, and SNA Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed seizing control over the town of Gufgudud in Somalia's Bay region following an offensive, and also took responsibility for six other attacks in three days. Shahada News Agency, an Arabic media unit for the al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, published seven messages on November 28-30, 2018, reporting Shabaab operations in Mogadishu (Banaadir), Bari, Bay, Lower Juba, and Lower Shabelle regions.

Friday, 30 November 2018
Shabaab Gives Detailed Report on Suicide Raid Killing Sufi Scholar and Motivation for Attack

After an initial report in which it claimed credit for the suicide raid killing Sufi scholar Sheikh Abdiweli Ali Elmi, who it called a "blasphemer against the Messenger of Allah," the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement provided details on the attack and its motivations for waging it.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Suicide Raid Killing Sufi Scholar in Mudug, Inflicting at Least 26 Casualties Among Somali Soldiers in 4 Other Attacks

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed credit for the suicide raid in Mudug killing Sufi scholar Sheikh Abdiweli Ali Elmi, calling him a "blasphemer against the Messenger of Allah".

Monday, 26 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Assassination Attempt on Puntland Judicial Official, Two More Attacks on Electoral Committee Members

After claiming credit for murdering an electoral committee member on November 10, 2018, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement killed two more, in addition to making an assassination attempt on the deputy chairman of Puntland's Supreme Court.

Friday, 23 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Assassination Attempt on Somali MP in Capital Among 6 Attacks in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an assassination attempt on a parliamentarian among six attacks throughout the country on the same day.

On November 20, 2018, the group's Shahada News Agency published six reports, among which is a claim for bombing a vehicle belonging to Somali MP Dahir Amin Jesow in downtown Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Defensive and Offensive Operations on Galmudug Forces in Galguduud, 17 Attacks in 9 Days

The Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 17 attacks in a period of nine days, among which were defensive and offensive operations involving the Galmudug Security Force (GSF) in Galduduud, a region of little to no Shabaab military activity in the past year.

Monday, 19 November 2018
Shabaab Media Unit Gives Details of Sahafi Hotel Attack in Mogadishu

A media unit for the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement gave details of the attack at the Sahafi Hotel in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu, and claimed casualty figures of 30 killed and 120 wounded.

Saturday, 10 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Two Suicide Bombings and Raid at Sahafi Hotel in Somali Capital

The Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed two suicide bombings and a raid at the Sahafi Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.

Friday, 09 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Assassinating Hirshabelle MP in Mogadishu, Killing Official for Somali Special Forces in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, the Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed assassinating a Hirshabelle MP in Mogadishu while failing in an attempt to assassinate a government official in Bardale two days prior, and killing a supply director for Somali Special Forces in Lower Shabelle.

Thursday, 08 November 2018
Shabaab Releases Documentary-Style Video Promoting Jihad in Somalia, Shows March 2018 Ambush of AMISOM Forces in Bal'ad

Al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, released a documentary-style video promoting jihad in the country and featuring footage from the March 2, 2018, ambush of Burundian forces within AMISOM in the town of Bal'ad.

Wednesday, 07 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Two Attacks on Somali Special Forces, One Hitting a Foreign Officer, in Mogadishu and Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed two attacks on Somali Special Forces, one hitting an officer identified as foreign, in Mogadishu and Lower Shabelle.

Tuesday, 06 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing against Ethiopian Army

 

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed the bombing of an Ethiopian military convoy in the central part of the country.

Monday, 29 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombings and Shootings on AMISOM, Kenyan, and Somali Forces in Central and Southern Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombings and shootings on AMISOM, Kenyan, and Somali forces in the center and south of the country.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing 2 Kenyan Military Vehicles in Mandera, Attacks on AMISOM, PSF, and SNA Forces in Somalia

The Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed three attacks on AMISOM, PSF, and SNA forces in the south, middle, and north of the country, and bombing two Kenyan military vehicles in Mandera County in neighboring Kenya.

Thursday, 18 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Offensive in Lower Shabelle During Presence of Somali President

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed mounting a major offensive in Merca, the provincial capital of Lower Shabelle, during the presence of Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi (Farmajo) Mohamed.

Monday, 15 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Executing Another Five Spies in Middle Juba

Just two days after announcing its execution of five spies in Somalia's Middle Juba region, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement declared its implementing the "punishment for apostasy" on another five in the same region.

Thursday, 11 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 2 Kenyan Secondary School Teachers in Mandera

The Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the killing of two Kenyan secondary school teachers in Mandera County in Kenya.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Shahada News Claims Shabaab Executed Five Spies Working for US, British, and Somali Intelligence

Shahada News Agency, the media unit for Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Somali branch, reported the executions of 5 alleged spies.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Mortar Strike on Kenyan Base in Lamu, 8 Attacks on SNA and AMISOM Forces in 4 Days in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed a mortar strike on a military base in Kenya's Lamu County and eight attacks on Somali National Army (SNA) and AMISOM forces in four days in its home base of Somalia.

Monday, 08 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing on "EU" Convoy in Mogadishu, Seizing Control Over Villages and Town in Southern Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a suicide bombing on what it called a "convoy of European Union officers and trainers" in the capital, Mogadishu, in addition to seizing control over villages and a town in southern regions.

Monday, 01 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing Kenyan Military Truck in Kenya's Mandera County, Inflicting Over a Dozens Casualties to SNA in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed inflicted over a dozens casualties among the Somali National Army (SNA) in the country, and bombing a military truck in Mandera County in neighboring Kenya.

Friday, 28 September 2018
Shabaab Claims 2 Operations in 2 Days in Kenya's Lamu County, Taking 3 Kenyan Soldiers Prisoner

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed two operations in two days in Lamu County in neighboring Kenya, capturing three Kenyan soldiers and killing at least eleven.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing U.S. Forces in Middle Shabelle, Killing at Least 18 Somali Soldiers in 5 Days

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing a joint patrol of American and Burundian forces in Middle Shabelle, and reported the killing of at least 18 Somali soldiers within five days.

Monday, 24 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 23 Somali Soldiers in 2-Day Period, Reports Enemy Drone Hitting Hospital and School

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claiming killing 23 Somali soldiers combined in two attacks in Gedo and Lower Juba in two days, and reported an enemy drone hitting a general hospital and school for boys in Middle Juba.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing Kenyan Military Vehicles in Lower Juba, Assassination Attempt on Somali MP in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing Kenyan military vehicles in Lower Shabelle and making an assassination attempt on Somali MP Muhammad Mursal in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 17 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Thwarting U.S. Special Forces Operation in Lower Shabelle, Bombing KDF Vehicle in Mandera County

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed thwarting an operation by U.S. Special Forces in Lower Shabelle region in its home base of Somalia and bombing a Kenyan military vehicle in Mandera County in neighboring Kenya.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Shabaab Claims 20 Killed in Suicide Bombing at Hodan District Offices

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing over 20 Somali soldiers in a suicide bombing at the Hodan district offices in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 10 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing on Howl-Wadag District HQ in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the suicide bombing at the Howl-Wadag district headquarters in the capital, Mogadishu.

Sunday, 02 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 20 Kenyan Soldiers in Ambush in Lamu County, Attacks on SNA and AMISOM

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing 20 Kenyan soldiers in an ambush in Kenya's Lamu County and multiple attacks on the Somali National Army (SNA) and AMISOM forces in its home base of Somalia.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Shabaab Claims Assassination Attempt on Somali Deputy Defense Minister in Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the assassination attempt on deputy defense minister Abdullahi Olad Rooble in the capital, Mogadishu, in addition to two attacks in its home base of Somalia and one in neighboring Kenya.

Thursday, 23 August 2018
Shabaab Releases Video on September 2017 Raid at Somali Special Forces (Danab) Base in Barire

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video on the September 28, 2017, raid at a Somali Special Forces (Danab) camp in Barire, in Lower Shabelle region.

Thursday, 23 August 2018
Shabaab Claims Eight Attacks in Four Days in Southern Somalia

Within four days, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed eight attacks on Ugandan, U.S., Somali, and Burundian forces in three regions of Somalia.

Monday, 20 August 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing KDF Vehicle in Mandera, Attacks on AMISOM and SNA in Multiple Areas in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed multiple attacks in the country on AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA) forces, and a bombing on Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) in Mandera County in neighboring Kenya.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Pro-IS Channels Warn of Migrant Fighters Being Killed in Idlib, Claim Fleeing to IS “Best Option”

Aug 07, 2017
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Pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channels warned of dangers posted to migrant fighters…

Pro-IS Telegram Channel Calls Western Muslims to Kashmir, Characterizing Westerners as Having Intense “Love for Jihad”

Jul 31, 2017
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A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel called for Westerners to migrate to Kashmir,…

American Suicide Bomber Active On Social Networking Site

Jun 01, 2014
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Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, named as the American suicide bomber "Abu Hurayra al-Amriki"…

British Jihadis in Syria Use Kik Messenger For Recruitment, Transport of Foreign Fighters

Jan 09, 2014
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Purported English-speaking jihadi recruiters and foreign fighters in Syria have adopted…

Bomber in Embassy Attack in Beirut Discussed Martyrdom, Promoted al-Qaeda Propaganda on Facebook

Nov 22, 2013
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Mouin Adnan Abu Dahir, one of the two suspects in the November 19, 2013, double suicide…

Syrian Faction Uses Facebook, Skype to Recruit Fighters

Nov 15, 2013
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The Jund al-Haq (Soldiers of Truth) Brigades, a Syrian militant faction, advertised for…

Facebook Page Reports on Death of Alleged Bulgarian Jihadist In Pakistan

Oct 02, 2013
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A Facebook page dedicated to jihadist fighting uploaded a September 29, 2013 image of a…

Social Network Jihad: Madad News Agency on Facebook

Apr 20, 2012
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Madad News Agency, a jihadist media group that reports from Yemen and acts as an…