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Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing Near Presidential Palace in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for a suicide bombing near the Presidential Palace in the capital, Mogadishu, and alleged to have killed over 26 Somali soldiers.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Shabaab Claims Attack on Somali Defense Ministry Building in Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an attack on the Somali Defense Ministry building in the capital, Mogadishu, in addition to throwing a hand grenade at troops in the Bakara market.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 30, Wounding 40 in Mogadishu Car Bombing Near Weheliye Hotel

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 30 people and wounding 40 others in a car bombing near the Weheliye Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 13 March 2017
Shabaab Media Affiliate Reports Bombings and Assassinations on Government Officials and Officers in Mogadishu and Central Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement’s Shahada Agency reported bombings and assassinations on government officials and officers in Mogadishu, Galkayo, and Luuq.

Thursday, 09 March 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 4 Kenyan Soldiers, Wounding 9 in Bomb Blasts in Kenya’s Lamu County

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing more than four Kenyan soldiers and wounding nine others in bombings on them in Kenya’s Lamu County.

Thursday, 09 March 2017
Shabaab Claims Nearly 40 Attacks in 20-Day Period

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed nearly 40 attacks in a 20-day period between February 13 and March 5, 2017, including a strike on an alleged joint American-Kenyan convoy on the outskirts of Kismayo.

Wednesday, 08 March 2017
Shabaab Gives Eulogy for Zawahiri’s Deputy in Syria, Threatens Revenge

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, issued a eulogy for Ayman al-Zawahiri’s deputy in Syria and threatened revenge against America and “countries of disbelief”.

Monday, 06 March 2017
Shabaab Gives Eulogy for “Blind Sheikh,” Remarks on Qifa Raid by U.S. Special Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, issued a eulogy for the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman, wherein it urged Islamic scholars to follow his example and incite for jihad, and also remarked on the U.S. military operation in Qifa, Yemen.

Thursday, 23 February 2017
Shabaab Official Threatens New Somali President with “Vicious War”

Hassan Yaqub Ali, a senior official in al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, threatened new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo with a “vicious war,” and claimed he is more dangerous than past presidents due his holding American citizenship.

Sunday, 19 February 2017
Shabaab Media Affiliate Updates Report on Mortar Strike in Mogadishu During Presidential Ceremony

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement’s Shahada News Agency provided an updated report on the mortar strike on the Presidential Palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, during a ceremony for the new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Shabaab Media Affiliate Reports Mortar Strike in Mogadishu During Presidential Ceremony

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement’s Shahada News Agency reported a mortar strike on the Presidential Palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, during a ceremony for the new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Shabaab Claims Capturing Bases in Town, Villages in Lower Shabelle, Repelling Government Forces in Mudug

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed capturing several bases from government forces in one town and two villages in the Lower Shabelle region, repelling government forces in the Madug region, as well as attacks in Mogadishu, Puntland, Lower Juba, and Hiran.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Eighth Issue of Pro-Shabaab “Gaidi Mtaani” Magazine Promotes 2013 Woolwich Attack, 2016 El Adde Raid

The publishers of “Gaidi Mtaani” (Terrorism Street), a pro-Shabaab magazine, released the eighth issue, promoting the May 2013 attack on British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, London, and the January 2016 raid on Kenyan forces in El-Adde.

Friday, 10 February 2017
Shabaab Claims Attacks on American, Kenyan, Somali Forces, Two Large-Scale Attacks, Capturing Areas in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed over 20 military operations in 21 days targeting American, Somali, and Kenyan forces, including two large scale attacks and capturing areas within Somalia.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing Over 67 Kenyan Troops in Statement on Kulbiyow Raid, Provides Photos of Corpses and War Spoils

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing over 67 Kenyan troops in a statement on the raid on their base in Kulbiyow, and provided dozens of photos of corpses and war spoils.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Shabaab Claims Suicide Operation, Clashes against KDF near Kenyan-Somali Border

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a suicide attack and offensive on a Kenyan military base near the Kenyan-Somali border.

Friday, 27 January 2017
Shabaab Claims Explosions, Follow-Up Raid at Mogadishu’s Dayah Hotel

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed responsibility for two explosions and a follow-up raid at Mogadishu’s Dayah Hotel on January 25, 2017.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Shabaab Executes Ugandan POW in Video, Shows Attacks in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video showing the execution of Ugandan captive “Masassa M.Y.”, in addition to footage of some of the group’s attacks in Kenya.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Shabaab Claims Capturing Parts of Qoryoley City, Reports Attacks on U.N. HQ, U.S., Somali, and Kenyan Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported 19 attacks in less than two weeks, including an explosion at the U.N. Headquarters in Mogadishu, capturing neighborhoods in Qoryoley City in Lower Shabelle, and attacks on U.S., Somali, Kenya, and other forces.

Monday, 16 January 2017
Shabaab Reports 30 Killed, 44 Wounded in Twin Suicide Bombing at Peace Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported more than 30 killed and at least 44 others wounded in a twin suicide bombing at the Peace Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 02 January 2017
Shabaab Claims Twin Suicide Bombing at Peace Hotel in Mogadishu, Executing Jubaland Consultant

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a twin suicide bombing at the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu, and took credit for ten attacks between December 27, 2016, and January 1, 2017, including the assassination attempt on the district commissioner of Baidoa.

Monday, 02 January 2017
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Somali, Burundian, and Kenyan Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali, Burundian, and Kenyan forces, among other targets throughout Somalia and Kenya.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Shabaab Claims Taking Ugandan Soldier Prisoner, Assassinating Puntland Officials

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed taking a Ugandan soldier prisoner in Lower Shabelle region, and assassinating Puntland government and security officials, as well as other attacks on Somali and AMISOM forces.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing and Wounding Over 100 in Two Suicide Bombings, One at Mogadishu Port

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding over 100 Somali security forces in two suicide bombings, one on the outskirts of the capital, Mogadishu, and one at its port.

Sunday, 11 December 2016
Shabaab Claims Assassination Attempt on Jalalaqsi Mayor, Implementation of Sharia Law in El-Ali

The Shabaab’s Shahada News Agency posted on these incidents and others on its Telegram channel between December 1-6, 2016 with the messages being translated to English afterward by the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF).

Thursday, 08 December 2016
Shabaab Captures Alleged U.S. Spy Plane that Fell in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, published photos of its fighters standing with and examining what it described as a U.S. spy plane that fell in Lower Shabelle region.

Monday, 05 December 2016
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Saracen International Elements in Somalia and Safaricom in Kenya, Among Other Operations

The Shabaab al-Mujahidin Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on AMISOM, Kenyan, Ethiopian, and Somali forces, as well as strikes on Saracen International elements in the country, and on a headquarters of the Safaricom Telecommunications company in Kenya.

Thursday, 01 December 2016
Shabaab Releases Update on Killing of U.S. Special Forces Soldier, Asserts U.S. Covered It Up

One day following its claim of killing a U.S. Special Forces Soldier in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in the country, released a detailed update, asserting “the American government frequently conceals the losses of its soldiers.”

Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing U.S. Special Forces Soldier in Kismayo, Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahidin Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing a U.S. Special Forces soldier during clashes in Kismayo, Somalia.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Fighter Alleges Extorting $5000+ from Rwandan Intelligence, C.I.A. in Shabaab Video

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video featuring a fighter who claimed to have extorted money from Rwandan Intelligence and C.I.A. agents by supplying them with intentionally vague information and false promises.

Monday, 21 November 2016
Shabaab Claims Suicide Operation in Mogadishu, Attacks on Kenyan, Burundian, and Ethiopian Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahidin Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed over a dozen combined attacks on Ethiopian, Burundian, and Kenyan forces between October 26 and November 11, 2016, and a suicide operation in the capital targeting Somali forces on November 5.

The Shabaab’s Shahada News Agency posted the updates on its telegram channel within the aforementioned dates, with the messages being translated afterward by the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF).

Between October 26 and November 1, the group claimed several clashes including ambushes on Kenyan soldiers near Afmadow killing nine and destroying two armored vehicles on October 28. On October 30, fighters reportedly fired on Ethiopian forces with mortar rounds in Hudur, with reports of “losses.”

On November 5, a suicide operation using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) was carried out against “government militiamen” wounding 17, and over thirty “others” in Mogadishu.

Between November 3 and 11, attacks on Burundian, Kenyan, and Ethiopian forces were reported in central and southern areas of the country, and the group noted a “new massacre” conducted by Ethiopian soldiers against families living near Wabho, “killing a pregnant woman, elderly man, and young child” on November 9.

Friday, 11 November 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing 15 Kenyan Christians in Mandera, 17 Djiboutian Soldiers in Suicide Bombing in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahidin Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 15 Christians in the Kenyan town of Mandera, and inflicting 37 casualties among Djiboutian forces in a suicide bombing in Beledweyne, Somalia.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing 50 Somali Forces in Afgoye Suicide Bombing and Raid, Executing Accused Spies for Britain, Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed killing over 50 Somali forces in a suicide bombing and raid in Afgoye, and among over a dozen attacks between October 1 and October 19, 2016, said it executed spies for Britain and Kenya.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Second Kenyan POW Gives "Urgent Plea" in Shabaab Video

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, released a video of a second Kenyan POW its fighters captured in El Adde in January 2016.

Friday, 30 September 2016
Shabaab Releases Video of "Urgent Plea" from Captive Kenyan Soldier

Two days after releasing an "urgent plea" from a captive Ugandan soldier, the al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement published a similar video message from a Kenyan soldier captured in El Adde in January 2016.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Shabaab Releases Video of "Urgent Plea" from Captive Ugandan Soldier

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, released a video of an "urgent plea" from a Ugandan soldier captured in Janale in September 2015.

Monday, 26 September 2016
Shabaab Displays Corpses, War Spoils from Attack in Kenya in Public Spectacle in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement published photos of corpses and war spoils from an attack in Kenya that its fighters displayed in a public spectacle in Somalia.

Sunday, 25 September 2016
Shabaab Releases Images Showing Surrender of 60 SNA Soldiers and Their Weapons

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released photos showing the “surrender” of 60 Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers in the country’s Galguduud region.

Saturday, 24 September 2016
Shabaab Claims Surrender of over 60 SNA Soldiers, Seizing Kenyan Police Post

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali National Army (SNA) forces and Kenyan police between September 21 and 22, 2016.

Friday, 23 September 2016
Shabaab Claims Seizing New Territories, Killing Somali General

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing a Somali military general and taking control of multiple locations in the country between September 16 and 20 of 2016.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Shabaab Claimed Attacks on Somali and Kenyan Forces between September 14 and 15, 2016

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali and Ethiopian forces between September 14 and 15, 2016.

Friday, 16 September 2016
Shabaab Releases Video on Former MP Turned Suicide Bomber who Struck Halane Military Base in July 2016

As "gift" for Eid al-Adha, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video on a former member of the Somali parliament who carried out a suicide bombing at the Halane military base in Mogadishu in July 2016.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Shabaab Releases Pictures of Eid Prayer Ceremonies throughout Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a photo report of Eid prayer ceremonies throughout its controlled territories in the country.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Shabaab Claims Dual Assassination, Attacks on Military Forces between September 5 and 9

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali, Kenyan, and Ethiopian forces, as well as government personnel, between September 5 and 9, 2016.

Friday, 09 September 2016
Shabaab Claims Confronting U.S. Air Drop Operation Near Mogadishu, Attacking Saracen Int. Truck in Puntland

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed that its fighters confronted a U.S. troop air drop on the outskirts of the capital, Mogadishu, and bombed a truck belonging to Saracen International in Puntland, in the northeast of the country.

Monday, 05 September 2016
Shabaab Claims Attack on SYL Hotel in Mogadishu with “Booby-Trapped Truck”

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an attack on the Somali Youth League (SYL) Hotel in Mogadishu with a “booby-trapped truck.”

The group’s Shahada News Agency claimed the attack in several Telegram posts on August 30, 2016. The posts described the hotel as being “inhabited by ministers and parliament members,” and stated of those killed:

Ministers from the Somali government were wounded, including the media minister and a deputy from the Parliament, in the detonation that targeted SYL Hotel in the Capital Mogadishu, Somalia.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Somali Forces, Kenyans between August 25 and 28, 2016

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali and Kenyan forces between August 25 and 28, 2016, which included the assassination of a Somali government official.

Monday, 29 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Immersive Suicide Operation on Mogadishu “Nightclub”

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an immersive suicide operation on a “nightclub” in Mogadishu.

Thursday, 25 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing over 30 in Double Suicide Operation in Galkayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a double suicide attack on the Puntland administration headquarters in the city of Galkayo.

Sunday, 21 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Somali, AMISOM Forces between August 11 and 14

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali and AMISOM forces between August 11 and 14, 2016, which included the assassination of a Somali government official.

Monday, 15 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Attacks, Assassination Attempt between August 4 and 8

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks in Somalia and Kenya between August 4 and 8, 2016.

Monday, 08 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Kenyan and Somali Military Forces in Two Days

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali and Kenyan military forces in a two-day span.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Kenyan, Somali Forces between July 26 and August 1

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali and Kenyan forces, among other activities, from July 26 through August 1, 2016.

Monday, 01 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing Over 50 in Dual Suicide Attack on Military Base in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing over 50 in a dual suicide attack on the Halane military base in Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Shabaab Claims Assassinating Somali Officer in Mogadishu among Other Attacks in Four Days

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed five attacks in a four-day period, targeting African Union, Somali, Ethiopian, and Kenyan forces in multiple areas in Somalia.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Female Jihadist Releases Fourth Issue of Swahili Magazine for Women

A female jihadist published the fourth issue of a Swahili jihadi magazine for women called “Al-Ghurabaa”. Al-Muhajiroun - Emigrants of East Africa, a pro-al-Qaeda, pro-Shabaab group, posted the four-page magazine on Twitter on July 19, 2016.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Shabaab Again Takes Merca in Southern Somalia, Publishes Photos of Children Celebrating

After retaking control over Merca in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement published photos of its fighters inside the coastal city, and children celebrating.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Shabaab Leader Calls for Lone-Wolf Attacks in East Africa, Incites Somali Muslims to Fight in Inaugural Audio Speech

In his first audio speech, Abu Ubaidah Ahmed Umar, the leader of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, inciting Muslims in East Africa, and in Ethiopia and Kenya specifically, to carry out lone-wolf attacks, and incited Somali Muslims to participate in jihad.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing 30, Capturing Lanta Buro Camp Southwest of Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing 30 in a suicide operation on the Lanta Buro Camp southwest of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, and taking control of the area.

Monday, 11 July 2016
Shabaab Releases Fourth Episode of “From the Frontiers of Glory” Series

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia released the fourth episode of its “From the Frontiers of Glory” series, titled, “From Golis to Lamu.”

Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Pro-IS "Jabha East Africa" Says Shabaab in "Great Crisis," Urges Defection

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Jabha East Africa claimed that the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement is in "great crisis," and urged Kenyan and Tanzanian members of that group to defect.

Monday, 04 July 2016
Pro-IS "Jabha East Africa" Posts Videos of Alleged Shabaab Defectors

A group calling itself "Jabha East Africa," which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) two months ago and has since criticized the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, gave videos of alleged Shabaab defectors.

Thursday, 30 June 2016
Shabaab Publishes Images of American Spy Plane Shot Down Over Town in Southern Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement published photos of what it described as an American spy plane it shot down over the town of Afgoye in Lower Shabelle, in southern Somalia.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Shabaab Official Claims Political Instability and Ebola Virus are God's "Punishment" on AMISOM-Participating Countries

Ahmad Iman Ali, a Kenyan official in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed in a lecture that political instability, the Ebola virus, and attacks by fighters and fear of additional operations are God's "punishment" on countries participating in AMISOM.

Monday, 27 June 2016
Shabaab Claims Attack on Naso Hablod Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed an attack on the Naso Hablod hotel in Mogadishu.

Saturday, 25 June 2016
Shabaab Confirms Killing of Reported Garissa University Attack Mastermind Muhammad Dulyadeyn

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, confirmed the killing of Muhammad Dulyadeyn, the reported mastermind of the 2015 attack on Garissa University.

Friday, 17 June 2016
Shabaab Executes Four More Accused Spies for U.S., Kenyan, Somali Intelligence

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, announced that it executed four more men whom it accused and claimed had confessed to working with U.S., Kenyan, and Somali intelligence agencies.

Saturday, 11 June 2016
Shabaab Executes Two Accused Spies for Kenyan, Foreign Intel Agencies

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, announced that it executed two men whom it accused and claimed had confessed to working with Kenyan and foreign intelligence agencies.

Saturday, 11 June 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing 60 Ethiopian Soldiers in an Attack in Halgan Town, Central Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing more than 60 Ethiopian soldiers in an attack on a military base, in Halgan town, Central Somalia.

Thursday, 09 June 2016
Shabaab Video Justifies Fighting Somali Forces, Shows Three Attacks in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, released a video justifying its fight against the Somali government and military, and showing three attacks in Lower Shabelle region.

Tuesday, 07 June 2016
IS Condemns Shabaab for Murdering Sudanese Killer of U.S. Diplomat in Naba 33

Continuing its biographical series on Shabaab defectors who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and were subsequently killed by the al-Qaeda branch in Somalia, the IS published in the 33rd issue of al-Naba newspaper a piece on Muhammad Makkawi Ibrahim, a Sudanese fighter involved in the January 2008 murders of USAID employee John Granville and his driver.

Friday, 03 June 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing 40 People, Including Two Somali MPs, in Attack at Ambassador Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing over 40 people in a suicide bombing followed by a suicide raid at the Ambassador Hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Thursday, 02 June 2016
Shabaab Claims 7 Attacks in 6 days, Killing 28, Wounding Mayor of Burdhobo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed multiple “fierce attacks” targeting military and government entities in several areas in Somalia, including the country’s capital, Mogadishu, killing 23 and wounding the mayor of Burdhubo.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Shabaab Fighter Calls Muslims to Battlefield in Chant in "Mujahideen Moments 10"

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, released the tenth episode in its "Mujahideen Moments" series, featuring in it a Kenyan fighter calling Muslims to the battlefield in a chant.

Friday, 20 May 2016
IS Gives Biography of Slain Shabaab Defector Hussein Abdi Gidi in al-Naba

After giving a biography of Abu Nu'man Yintari, the Islamic State (IS) published a biography of another Shabaab defector who was killed by the al-Qaeda faction in Somalia for pledging to the IS, in its al-Naba weekly newspaper.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Shabaab Claims Seizing Halgan Town from Ethiopian Forces, Repelling American Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahaideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed an attack on Halgan town, near Beledweyne city in Hiraan province, Central Somalia; as well as repelling American forces 60 kilometers southwest of the capital, Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Shabaab Claims Thwarting an Attack by U.S. Forces near Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed thwarting a ground and air assault by U.S. forces on the town of Sabib, south of the capital, Mogadishu.

Thursday, 12 May 2016
Shabaab Claims Thwarting U.S. Special Forces Raid Near Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, claimed thwarting a raid by U.S. Special Forces in Toratorow, outside the capital, Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing 11 in Suicide Operation on Traffic Police HQ in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, claimed killing 11 in a suicide operation on traffic police headquarters in Shangani district in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 09 May 2016
Shabaab Claims 69 Attacks in Activity Report for Feb.10-Mar.9, 2016, Including SYL Hotel Operation

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, claimed 69 attacks between February 10 and March 9, 2016, including a suicide bombing with a VBIED outside a police station in Mogadishu, and the car bombings and raid at the SYL Hotel, also in the capital.

Wednesday, 04 May 2016
Shabaab Claims Attack on AMISOM Base near Mogadishu, Seizing Town in Middle Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed shelling AMISOM forces near Mogadishu, and taking “complete control” over the Ruunirgood town in Middle Shabelle.

Tuesday, 03 May 2016
IS Reports on Circumstances of Shabaab Defector's Assassination, Engaging Shi'ites in War of Attrition in al-Naba Newspaper

In its al-Naba weekly newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) reported on the circumstances of the assassination of Shabaab defector Abu Nu'man Yintari in Somalia, and discussed engaging Shi'ites in a war of attrition.

Thursday, 28 April 2016
Shabaab Claims Resolving Tribal Conflict in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen movement reported on its conflict mediation between two tribes in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia.

Thursday, 28 April 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing “Dozens” in Attack on Militia Forces near Baidoa

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia, claimed killing “dozens” from government militia forces in the outskirts of Baidoa city.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016
IS Fighter in Somalia Claims “Large Presence” of Group throughout Country

An alleged Islamic State (IS) militant in Somalia claimed “a large presence” of IS fighters throughout Somalia, and that “upcoming operations” would anger al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Somali affiliate, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement.

Monday, 25 April 2016
Shabaab Photo Report Shows Food, Medical Aid Delivered to Mudug Residents

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a photo report showing aid delivery in Shabaab-controlled areas of Mudug.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
IS Media Affiliate Releases Video on IS Training Camp in Somalia, Abdul Qadr Mu'min Speaking at Commencement

Furat Media, an affiliate of the Islamic State (IS), released a video on a training camp in Somalia and featuring Shabaab-defector Abdul Qadr Mu'min speaking at the commencement.

Friday, 15 April 2016
Shabaab Releases Video on January 2016 Raid at KDF Camp in El-Adde

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, released a video focused on the January 15, 2016, raid at a KDF camp in El-Adde, showing scenes from the clashes, and footage of some of those Kenyan soldiers captured alive.

Sunday, 10 April 2016
Shabaab Claim Attack Against American Forces, Assassination Attempt On Somali MP

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen movement reported several attacks, including a confrontation that prevented the landing of a US airdrop on the outskirts of Kismayo city in Juba province.

Thursday, 07 April 2016
Shabaab Reports Execution of Tanzanian Spy, al-Muhajiroun Denies Affiliation to Slain

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported that its fighters in Somalia's Middle Juba region executed a Tanzanian spy, after which the al-Muhajiroun group denied any affiliation with the slain and called the death sentence "just and proportionate".

Tuesday, 05 April 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing Financial Director in Galkayo Bombing

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for a "powerful explosion" that killed Said Yusuf Ali, a financial director for the Puntland government in Somalia's Mudug region.

Thursday, 31 March 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing 73+ Somali Troops in Attack on Base Near Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing over 73 Somali troops in an attack on the Laanta-Buure military base, southwest of the capital, Mogadishu, and posted photos of the vehicles and weapons taken as war spoils.

Monday, 21 March 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing a Dozen Kenyan Soldiers in Ambush in Juba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, claimed killing a dozen Kenyan soldiers in an ambush in the area of Hiyo, near the city of Afmadow in Juba province, southern Somalia.

Saturday, 19 March 2016
IS Supporter Alleges Shabaab Collaboration with Puntland State of Somalia

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account detailed what he alleged to be the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement’s collaboration with the Puntland State of Somalia against IS in the region.

Friday, 18 March 2016
Shabaab Attack Somali Forces in Afmadow, Ambush Kenyan Forces Near Border

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed attacks against Somali forces, as well as Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF.)

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing 10 Police Officers in Mogadishu Car Bombing

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing 10 police officers in a car bombing outside a police station in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in addition to killing and wounding a number of Ethiopian and Somali soldiers in Baidoa.

Wednesday, 09 March 2016
Shabaab Claims Foiling Airdrop Operation by Foreign Forces in Awdheegle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed that it foiled an airdrop operation by unidentified foreign forces in Awdheegle, located in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region.

Wednesday, 09 March 2016
Shabaab Photos Show “Wide-Scale Medical Campaign” in Southwest Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a photo report showing medical treatment to villagers and their livestock in southwest Somalia.

Friday, 04 March 2016
Shabaab Claims 50 Attacks in Activity Report for Jan 11-Feb 7, 2016, Including Operation at Beach View Hotel

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, claimed 50 attacks between January 11 and February 7, 2016, including the deadly raid on KDF soldiers at an AMISOM base in El-Adde, and the suicide raid at the Beach View Hotel on Lido beach in Mogadishu.

Friday, 04 March 2016
Jihadist Defends Shabaab Operations Targeting Hotels in Somali Capital

A jihadist defended the attacks carried out by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement at hotels in Mogadishu, claiming that they are not civilian targets, as the Somali government portrays them, but are "headquarters of the enemy".

Wednesday, 02 March 2016