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Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding 72 Somali Security Forces Total in 4 Days

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing and wounding a total of 72 Somali security forces across four provinces in a period of four days.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Shabaab Video Shows Life of Fighters in Golis Mountains, Footage from June 2017 Af Urur Raid

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video highlighting the life of fighters in the Golis Mountains in the north of the country, and featuring footage from the June 8, 2017, raid on the Af Urur military base.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding 15 KDF Soldiers in Somali Border Town

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding 15 soldiers from the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) in a town on the Somalia-Kenya border.

Monday, 07 May 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 5 Kenyan "Crusaders" in Kenya's Mandera County in 1st Attack in Country in 7 Weeks

The Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing 5 "Kenyan Crusader occupiers" in Kenya's Mandera County in the first attack in the country in seven weeks.

Friday, 04 May 2018
Shabaab Leader Rallies AQAP in Audio Speech, Advises Attack Escalation

Just one-week after addressing the Syrian Jihad, the leader of the Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement set his sights on Yemen, rallying the fellow AQ branch there, AQAP, and advising it escalation its attacks.

Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Shabaab Claims Repulsing Attack Involving U.S. Forces Near Kismayo, Executing Assassinations in Mogadishu

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed repulsing an attack involving U.S. forces near Kismayo, in Lower Juba province, and executing assassinations of Somali soldiers in Mogadishu.

Thursday, 26 April 2018
Shabaab Issues Series of Videos Highlighting Lectures from Past AQ Leaders

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a series of video featuring lectures from past AQ leaders.

Thursday, 26 April 2018
Shabaab Claims 8 Attacks in One-Week on SNA and AMISOM Forces

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed eight attacks in one-week on Somali soldiers and AMISOM forces in the country.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Shabaab Leader Promotes Syrian Jihad as Open to Foreign Fighters, Vilifies Turkish Role in Country

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a rare speech from its leader, promoting the Syrian Jihad as open to foreign fighters and vilifying the role of Turkey in that country and others.

Monday, 23 April 2018
Shabaab Releases 3rd and Final Episode in Video Series on Qur'anic Recitation Competition for Children

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released the third episode in its video series on Qur'anic recitation competitions for children in areas under its control.

Friday, 20 April 2018
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Ugandan Forces (AMISOM) in Lower Shabelle, Somali Troops and Police in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed ambushing Ugandan forces within the AMISOM mission in Lower Shabelle, and attacking Somali troops and police in that region and in Mogadishu.

Monday, 16 April 2018
Shabaab Releases 2nd Episode in Video Series on Qur'anic Recitation Competition for Children

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released the second episode in its video series on Qur'anic recitation competitions for children in areas under its control.

Friday, 13 April 2018
Shabaab Claims Repulsing Attack Involving U.S. Forces, Storming Bases of KDF and AMISOM Forces in Gedo and Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed repulsing an attack involving U.S. forces in Lower Juba, and also storming bases of AMISOM forces in Gedo and Lower Shabelle.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 18 Somali Soldiers in 2 Car Bombings in Mogadishu

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) affiliate, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing over 18 Somali soldiers in two car bombings in the capital.

Friday, 06 April 2018
Shabaab Releases 1st Episode in Video Series on Qur'anic Recitation Competition for Children

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released the first episode in a video series on Qur'anic recitation competitions for children in areas under its control.

Friday, 06 April 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing Approximately 27 Somali Soldiers in Armed Attack and Series of Bombings in Hiran

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) affiliate, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing approximately 27 Somali soldiers in an armed attack and a series of bombings in Hiran region.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Shabaab Reports Over 30 Somali Forces Killed in Operations in Past 5 Days in Mogadishu, Including 2 with VBIEDs

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported that over 30 Somali security forces were killed in operations in the past five days in the capital, Mogadishu, including two with vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED).

Monday, 26 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Car Bombing Outside Wehliye Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the detonation of a car bomb outside the Wehliye Hotel in downtown Mogadishu, targeting a gathering of government officials and security officers.

Thursday, 22 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing Puntland Mine Action Dept. Official, Repulsing Attack Involving U.S., AMISOM, and Somali Forces

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed attacks in Bosaso, Bulo Gadud, Mogadishu, and elsewhere in the country, including one killing the official of Puntland's Mine Action Department, and another involving the repulsion of a joint strike by U.S., AMISOM, and Somali forces.

Thursday, 15 March 2018
Shabaab Releases Oromic Translation of Video on June 2015 Attack on Ethiopian Military Convoy in Bay

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released an Oromic translation of its video focusing on the June 2015 attack on an Ethiopian military convoy in Bay.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Attacks on AMISOM Forces, "UAE-Trained" Somali Troops in Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, Bay, and Gedo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Ethiopian and Ugandan forces within the AMISOM mission and also what is described as "UAE-trained" Somali troops in Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, Bay, and Gedo.

Monday, 12 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Six Attacks in Three Days in Lower Shabelle, Hiran, & Mogadishu (Banaadir)

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed seven operations on Somali and Djiboutian forces in Lower Shabelle, Hiran, and Banaadir, including four in the country’s capital, Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing Over 50 AMISOM Troops in Bay and Middle Shabelle, 6 Kenyan Soldiers in Mandera

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing more than 53 AMISOM troops in two operations, one in Bay region and the other in Middle Shabelle, and also reported the death of six Kenyan soldiers in an attack in Kenya's Mandera County.

Sunday, 04 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 80+ Somali Soldiers and 4 South African Trainers in Suicide Bombing in Afgooye, Seizing Control Over Bal'ad

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing over 80 Somali soldiers and four South African trainers in a suicide bombing in Afgooye, and also announced its seizing control over the city of Bal'ad after a raid on AMISOM and SNA bases.

Friday, 02 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 20+ in Suicide Operation Near Mogadishu, Attacks in Gedo and Banaadir

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing more than 20 in a suicide operation near Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, as well as four further attacks in the country’s Banaadir and Gedo regions on Somali, Kenyan, and Ethiopian forces.

Thursday, 01 March 2018
Shabaab Video Memorializes Reported Mastermind of 2015 Garissa University Attack

The Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, released a video memorializing the reported mastermind of the 2015 Garissa University attack in Kenya.

Thursday, 01 March 2018
Pro-AQ TG Channel Summarizes Audio Interview with Shabaab Suicide Bomber from Feb 23rd Attack

A pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) Telegram channel provided an English summary for a Somali interview with one of the two Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement suicide bombers prior to his carry out his attack at the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu on February 23, 2018.

Monday, 26 February 2018
Shabaab Reports Over 80 Casualties in Suicide Bombings, Raid on Government Targets in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, provided a final update on its dual suicide bombings and raid on the Presidential Palace and intelligence HQ in the capital, Mogadishu, claiming over 80 casualties.

Sunday, 25 February 2018
Shabaab Media Unit States 35 Killed in Suicide Raid in Somali Capital

A media unit of al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, put the death toll at 35 from the suicide raid mounted by fighters in the capital, Mogadishu.

Saturday, 24 February 2018
Shabaab Claims Two Suicide Operations and “Fierce Clashes” Near Presidential Palace in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed two suicide operations and ongoing clashes near the presidential palace in Mogadishu.

Friday, 23 February 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing American Soldier, 4 Somali Forces in Bulo Gadud

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed that its fighters killed an American soldier and four forces from the Somali National Army (SNA) in Bulo Gadud in Lower Juba region.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 3 Kenyan Christians, Ambushing Joint U.S., AMISOM, SNA Convoy in Bulo Gadud

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, the Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed ambushing a joint convoy of U.S., AMISOM, and Somali forces in Bulo Gadud, and in neighboring Kenya, took credit for the killing of three Christians.

Monday, 19 February 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing Joint American-Somali Convoy Near Baledogle Airfield Amid 10 Attacks in 4 Days

Amidst a series of ten attacks in four days in Bay, Lower Shabelle, Mogadishu, and Puntland, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahdieen Movement, claimed bombing a joint military convoy of American and Somali forces near Baledogle Airfield.

Friday, 16 February 2018
Shabaab Claims Taking Temporary Control of Somali Towns, Shelling KDF Base in Kenya

Within the span of one-week, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 20 attacks, one of them in Kenya, and seizing short-term control over two Somali towns.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Shabaab Boasts of Seizing 3 U.S. Drones in One Week, Claims Attacks on SNA and AMISOM Forces Throughout Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, boasted that its fighters seized three U.S. drones in the span of one week, and claimed attacks on SNA and AMISOM forces in the south, center, and northeast of the country.

Monday, 05 February 2018
Shabaab Claims Explosive Attacks on Kenyan Forces Near Border, Puntland Forces in Puntland

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed two explosive attacks targeting Kenyan Forces in Lower Juba and Puntland Security Forces in Puntland.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Shabaab Claims Ambushing Kenyan Military Convoy in Garissa, Killing SNA Commander in Burhakaba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, the Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, claimed killing at least three Kenyan soldiers in an ambush in Garissa County in neighboring Kenya, and took credit for the assassination of a Somali National Army (SNA) commander in Burhakaba in Somalia’s Bay region.

Monday, 29 January 2018
Shabaab Reports Capturing U.S. Spy Drone in Lower Juba, Hitting 3 SNA Officers in Bomb Blast

The Somali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, reported that its fighters captured a U.S. spy plane that fell near Kismayo in Lower Juba region, and among its attacks, hit three Somali National Army (SNA) officers in a bomb blast in Mogadishu.

Thursday, 25 January 2018
Shabaab Claims 14 Attacks in Lower Juba, Puntland, Bay, Lower Shabelle, Banaadir

Within five days, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed 14 attacks, including five in Mogadishu, targeting U.S., Somali, African, and Ugandan forces in five regions of the country.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Shabaab Holds HRW Responsible for U.S.-Somali Raid on Alleged Shariah Institute for Children in Middle Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, charged Human Rights Watch (HRW) as responsible for a joint U.S.-Somali raid on what it called a Shariah institute for children in the country’s Middle Shabelle region.

Monday, 22 January 2018
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over SNA Base Near Afgoye, Two Attacks in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed seizing control over a Somali National Army (SNA) base near Afgoye, in the country's Lower Shabelle region, and reported two attacks inside Kenya.

Monday, 15 January 2018
Shabaab Media Units Reports 32 Somali and AMISOM Soldiers Killed, Wounded in Single Day in Southern Somalia

A media unit of al-Qaeda's (AQ) Somali branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, reported casualties among 32 Somali and AMISOM soldiers in operations in the south of the country in a single day.

Friday, 12 January 2018
Shabaab Clams Seizing Control over Somalia-Kenya Border Town, Inflicting Over Two Dozen Casualties Among SNA in and Near Capital

Movement, claimed seizing control over a town on the country's border with Kenya, and inflicting over two dozen casualties among Somali soldiers in and near the capital, Mogadishu.

Thursday, 11 January 2018
Shabaab Claims IED Strike on U.S.-Trained Alpha Group in Somalia, Attacks in Kenya's Mandera and Wajir Counties

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing a vehicle carrying U.S.-trained Somali Special Forces called "Alpha Group" near the capital, and also clashing with enemy forces in Kenya's Wajir County.

Monday, 08 January 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 6 Kenyan Policemen in Ambush in Mandera, Three Attacks in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing six Kenyan policemen in an ambush in Kenya's Mandera County, and reported three attacks in Mogadishu, the capital of its homebase of Somalia.

Tuesday, 02 January 2018
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Kenyan Town, Destroying Church, Police Station, and Safaricom HQ

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed seizing control over a town in Kenya's Garissa County and destroying there a church, a police station, and a headquarters of the communications company Safaricom.

Monday, 01 January 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 2 Kenyan Christians in Ambush in Lamu County

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, the Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, claimed killing two Christians in an ambush in Kenya's Lamu County.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Shabaab Reports Executing Homosexuals and Spies, Claims Attacking Somali Defense Ministry in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, announced that it executed two homosexual men and five spies working for the American, Kenyan, and Somali intelligence, and also claimed attacking the Somali Defense Ministry in Mogadishu.

Monday, 25 December 2017
Shabaab Claims Bombing U.S.-Somali Patrol in Puntland, Attacking SNA Barracks in Afgoye

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing a joint patrol of American and Somali forces in Puntland state in the northeast of the country, and also attacking Somali National Army (SNA) barracks in Afgoye.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Shabaab Maintains Frequent Attacks in Puntland, Claims 4 Strikes in 7 Day

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, has maintained its frequency of attacks into another week in Puntland state, with four strikes killing at least three.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 29, Wounding 35 in Suicide Bombing at Police Academy in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the suicide bombing at a police academy in Hamar-Jajab district in the capital, and reported the killing of 29 policemen and wounding of 35 others.

Thursday, 14 December 2017
Shabaab Video Shows Suicide Bombing and Raid on SNA Base in Beled Hawa, Freeing Prisoners

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video focusing on the suicide bombing and raid on a Somali National Army (SNA) base in Beled Hawa, and the subsequent freeing of inmates from the city's central prison.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Shabaab Claims 3 Attacks in Puntland in One Week, Multiple Strikes on SNA Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed three attacks in and around Bosaso in Puntland region in one-week, and multiple strikes on Somali National Army (SNA) forces elsewhere in the country.

The group's Shahada News Agency reported 14 attacks in messages published on December 4-11, 2017, and in another post, stated that three Somali soldiers surrendered to the Shabaab in Galguduud. According to the reports, in Puntland, fighters killed a police officer in Bosaso on December 4, stormed a military base in Af Urur on December 8, and attacked another military base in Galgala on December 11, using heavy weapons. Among other claimed operations, Shahada informed that the Shabaab affixed a sticky bomb to the vehicle of a Somali military officer in Galkayo, in Mudug region, on December 6, and stormed a base of kenyan forces in Afmadow.

Monday, 11 December 2017
Shabaab Promotes Jihad in Response to U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

The General Command of al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, promoted jihad and urged Muslims to support the cause of al-Aqsa and Jerusalem with "souls and money," in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump recognizing the holy city as Israel's capital.

Saturday, 09 December 2017
Shabaab Spokesman Urges Muslims Respond with Weapons to U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

The spokesman for the Somali-based al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, Ali Mahmoud Rage, urged Muslims to take up weapons in response to the United States recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving its embassy there.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing Somali Military Official in Ambush, Reports Surrender of Two SNA Officers

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing a Somali military official and two of his guards in an ambush in Middle Shabelle region, and reported that two Somali army officers surrendered in Middle Juba.

Sunday, 03 December 2017
Shabaab Claims Attack on Puntland Presidential Guards, Strikes on Kenyan and Somali Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for an attack on Puntland presidential guards in Bosaso, and strikes on Kenyan and Somali forces in Hiran, Lower Juba, and Lower Shabelle regions.

Thursday, 30 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Ambushing Kenyan Police in Lamu County (Kenya), Ugandan Police in Lower Shabelle (Somalia)

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed ambushing Ugandan soldiers within the AMISOM mission in the country, and also attacking Kenyan police in Kenya's Lamu County.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Shabaab Military Spokesman Denies 100+ Fighters Killed in U.S. Airstrike on Training Camp

The military spokesman for the al-Qaeda (AQ)-linked Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement denied a claim by U.S. AFRICOM that an airstrike on a camp northwest of Mogadishu killed over 100 fighters.

The group's Shahada News Agency published a message on November 21, 2017, stating that the spokesman, Abdul Aziz Abu Musab, rejected the claim, and did not add any remark. In addition to that message, Shahada reported four attacks, one targeting Ethiopian Liyuu (Special) Police in Beledweyne, in Somalia's Hiran region, close to the Somalia-Ethiopia border, and two hitting AMISOM forces, and a fourth striking Somali soldiers.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Attack on Kenyan Police in Lamu County, Multiple Strikes on SNA in Mogadishu

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed an attack on police in Kenya's Lamu County, and took credit for multiple strikes on Somali National Army (SNA) forces in Mogadishu.

Monday, 20 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Attacks on AMISOM Base, SNA Barracks During Visit of Somali PM to Barawe

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on an AMISOM base and SNA barracks in and around Barawe during the visit by Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre to the city.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Shabaab Photographs Farmers Allegedly Killed in U.S. Drone Strike, Claims Repulsing Attack Involving American Forces

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) Somalia-based branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, published photos showing three farmers allegedly killed in a U.S. drone strike, and claimed repulsing an attack involving American forces.

Monday, 13 November 2017
Shabaab Releases Video on September 2, 2017, Raid on SNA Base in Bulu Gadud

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video on the September 2, 2017, raid on a Somali National Army (SNA) base in Bulu Gadud, a town located near Kismayo in southern Somalia, were 26 soldiers were allegedly killed.

Monday, 13 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding Over 33 Somali Soldiers in Southern Somalia, Strike on Kenyan Base

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed inflicting casualties among more than 33 soldiers from the Somali National Army (SNA) in two attacks in the south of the country, and storming a Kenyan military base in the southwest.

Saturday, 11 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control of Strategic Town Following Withdrawal of U.S. and Somali Forces

The Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed seizing control of Basra, a town 40km north of Mogadishu, following the withdrawal from it by U.S. forces and Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers.

Friday, 10 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 15 Kenyan Police in Ambush in Mandera

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 15 Kenyan policemen in an ambush in Kenya’s Mandera County.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Shabaab Claims 1st Attack in Kenya in 2 Months, Executes 4 Spies for Ethiopian and Somali Intelligence in Bu'ale

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed its first attack in Kenya in two months, and among its attacks and other actions in its homebase, it executed four spies for the Ethiopian and Somali intelligence in Bu'ale, in Middle Juba region.

Monday, 06 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Attacks on SNA and Ugandan Forces on Roads from Baidoa, Shelling SNA Base Near Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali National Army (SNA) and Ugandan forces on two roads from Baidoa, and shelling an SNA base near Kismayo on two consecutive days.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017
Shabaab Reports 70 Killed, Dozens Wounded in 4-Man Suicide Raid at Nasa-Hablod Two Hotel in Somali Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 70 people among former Somali MPs, military officers, and a foreign official, and wounding dozens, in a four-man suicide raid in the capital, Mogadishu.

Sunday, 29 October 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 30, Wounding Dozens as Initial Outcome of Suicide Raid at Nasa-Hablod Two Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch, Somalia, claimed killing 30 government officials, intelligence and security agents, and soldiers, and wounding dozens more in a suicide raid at the Nasa-Hablod Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.

Saturday, 28 October 2017
Shabaab Media Unit Details Case Against Woman Stoned for Adultery, Boasts of Low Crime Rate in Shabaab Controlled Areas

A media unit of the Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, provided details of a case against a woman who took two husbands and was stoned to death, and boasted that its Shariah punishments have lowered the crime rate in areas under Shabaab control.

Thursday, 26 October 2017
Shabaab Claims Assassinating Somali Finance Ministry Official in Mogadishu, Over 8 AMISOM Forces Outside Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed the assassination of a Finance Ministry official in Mogadishu, as well as a bombing that struck AMISOM forces outside the capital, reportedly killing over eight.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Shabaab Claims 5 Attacks on Ugandan Forces in Somalia within 6 Days

The Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab a-Mujahideen Movement, claimed five attacks on Ugandan forces within the AMISOM missions within six days, all in Lower Shabelle region.

Monday, 23 October 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding at Least 31 Somali Soldiers in 3 Days

The Somali branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing and wounding at least 31 Somali soldiers in three days, attacking them in Mogadishu and elsewhere in the country.

Tuesday, 03 October 2017
Shabaab Reports Capturing Barire Following Suicide Raid, Surrender of SNA Soldiers in Middle Juba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported capturing the town of Barire in Lower Shabelle following two suicide operations and “broad offensive” on government bases in the area, as well as operations in Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, and Gedo, and the surrender of Somali soldiers in Middle Juba.

Friday, 29 September 2017
Shabaab Claims Destroying U.S. Vehicle Near Kismayo, Attacks in Capital and Puntland

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed destroying a vehicle belonging to American forces near Kismayo and killing and wounding an unspecified number of soldiers in addition to carrying out attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, and Puntland.

Sunday, 24 September 2017
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Border Town, Multiple Attacks in Capital in 6-Day Period

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed multiple attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, in a six-day period, as well as seizing control over a town on the Somalia-Kenya border without engaging in battle.

Thursday, 21 September 2017
Shabaab Releases Video of Three Kenyan Spies, One Relays that Bounties on Fighters are Mere Propaganda

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video featuring confessions from three Kenyan spies within the group, one of whom relayed from his English-accented handler that bounties are simply for “propaganda purposes”.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Shabaab Releases Swahili Video Chant Remembering Usama bin Laden

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video of fighters performing a Swahili chant remembering Usama bin Laden.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Rallies Fighters in AQ Branches, Urges North African Branch “Teach the French a Lesson”

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri rallied fighters in the group’s branches in the Indian Subcontinent, North Africa, Somalia, and Yemen, and to those in the Mali area, called to “teach the French a lesson”.

Saturday, 16 September 2017
Shabaab Reports Surrender of Soldier, Claims Multiple Attacks on AMISOM and Kenyan Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported the surrender to its “administration” of a soldier who worked with Ethiopian forces since 2011, and claimed multiple attacks on Kenyan soldiers and troops within the AMISOM mission.

The group’s Shahada News Agency posted reports on the attacks and surrender on its social media accounts on September 12-15, 2017. It stated on September 14 that Abdullah Jarir, an officer in the Somali National Army (SNA), surrendered in the city of Galhareeri in Galduduud, and provided his photo. In other messages, it reported Shabaab fighters storming Djiboutian and Burundian bases in Hiran and Middle Shabelle respectively, and ambushing Ugandan forces in Lower Juba, and also bombing a Kenyan military vehicle near the Somalia-Kenya border.

Friday, 15 September 2017
Shabaab Claims Car Bombing in Mogadishu, Attacking Ethiopian Special Police in Border Town

After claiming to have killed nearly 30 Somali soldiers in Beled Hawa, a town on the border with Kenya, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement took credit for an attack on police officers on the Somalia-Ethiopia border, in addition to detonating a car bomb in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 11 September 2017
Shabaab Publishes Photos of War Spoils Captured from Raid on SNA Base in Bulo Gudud

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released photos of war spoils it captured from its September 3, 2017, raid on a Somali National Army (SNA) base in Bulo Gudud.

Saturday, 09 September 2017
Echoing AQAP, Shabaab Urges AQIS to Physically Support Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement echoed the call from fellow al-Qaeda branch al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in urging their brethren in the Indian Subcontinent to physically support Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Thursday, 07 September 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing Kenyan Christians for 2nd Consecutive Day

For the second consecutive day, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the killing of Kenyan Christians.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017
9th Issue of Pro-Shabaab “Gaidi Mtaani” Magazine Promotes Jihad Over Democracy

The publishers of “Gaidi Mtaani” (Terrorism Street), a pro-Shabaab magazine, released the ninth issue, criticizing the Kenyan elections and promoting jihad over democracy.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017
Shabaab Claims Assassination Attempt on Somali Senator in Mogadishu, Killing 3 Kenyan Christians in Dhobley

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed credit for an assassination attempt on a Somali senator in Mogadishu, and killing three Kenyan Christians in Dhobley.

The group’s Shahada News Agency published Arabic reports on the incidents on its social media accounts on September 5, 2017, as well as a report on another attack, one day prior. In one message, Shahada stated that Shabaab fighters killed three Kenyan Christians in Dhobley, and in another, killed two Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers and wounding six others in an attack on a convoy of Somali Senator Hussein Ali Haji in Mogadishu’s Hodan district. It also reported on strikes on Kenyan forces in Hozingow, and SNA soldiers in ‘Aylasha.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017
Shabaab Video Shows Clashes in Somalia and Kenya, Identifies “Martyrs”

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) affiliate in Somalia, released a video showing footage of clashes with Somali, Kenyan, and Ugandan forces throughout Somalia and Kenya.

Sunday, 03 September 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 26 Somali Soldiers in Suicide Bombing and Raid Near Kismayo, Multiple Strikes in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 26 forces from the Somali National Army (SNA) in a suicide bombing and raid on their base in the town of Bulu Jadud, located near Kismayo in the country’s south.

Sunday, 03 September 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 35 Puntland Soldiers in Af Urur, Celebrates Eid al-Adha in Multiple Areas in its Control

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 35 Puntland soldiers in a series of explosion in Af Urur, and through a media unit, published photos of Eid al-Adha celebrations in multiple areas under its control.

Saturday, 02 September 2017
Shabaab Leader Touts Group's Persistence amid Decade of "Crusader" Campaigns in Eid al-Adha Speech

In an Eid al-Adha speech, Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement leader Abu Ubaidah Ahmed Umar touted the group’s persistence amid “Crusader” military campaigns, and encouraged steadfastness by the group’s members.

Friday, 01 September 2017
Shabaab Media Units Reports Attack in Kenya’s Mandera County, Multiple Strikes in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed multiple attacks against AMISOM and Somali forces in the capital, Mogadishu, and a strike in Kenya’s Mandera County on Kenyan soldiers.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Shabaab Claims Attack on U.S.-AMISOM Base in Lower Shabelle, Bombings in Bay and Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an attack on a U.S.-AMISOM base in Lower Shabelle region, and three bombings in Bay region and the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Shabaab Claims Attack in Kenya’s Tana River County, Seizing Control Over Mahaday in Somalia

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed destroying a number of government headquarters in Kenya’s Tana River country, and reported its fighters taking temporary control over the city of Mahaday in Middle Shabelle.

Monday, 21 August 2017
Shabaab Confirms Death of Banaadir “Governor” Ali Jabal in U.S. Airstrike

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, confirmed the death of its “governor” for Banaadir, Ali Muhammad Hussein (AKA Ali Jabal), in a U.S. airstrike.

Monday, 21 August 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 5 Christians in Kenya, Three Attacks in Vicinity of Mahaday in Three Days

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing five Christians in an attack in a village in Kenya’s Lamu County, in addition to other operations, three of which were carried out in the vicinity of Mahaday in Middle Shabelle within the span of three days.

Friday, 18 August 2017
Shabaab Deserter Challenges Pro-AQ Group’s Allegations about Former Shabaab Commander Mukhtar Robow

Responding to a statement from a pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) media group accusing Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansour, a former Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement commander, of colluding with the enemy prior to surrendering, a Shabaab deserter challenged its account of events and equated the AQ group to the Islamic State (IS) in terms of extremism.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Pro-AQ English Group Gives “Exclusive Details” on Former Shabaab Commander Surrendering to Somali Government

Al-Hijrah Media, a pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) English-language group, presented what it described as “exclusive details” on former Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement commander Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansour surrendering to the Somali government.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Shabaab Deserter Comments on Group Commander Mukhtar Robow Surrendering to Somali Government

Abdurrahman bin Abdillah, an individual who deserted the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement due to what he described as its criminality and oppression, commented on Shabaab commander Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur surrendering to the Somali government.

Monday, 14 August 2017
Shabaab Claims Assassinating Ethiopian Intel Officer Near Border with Ethiopia, Repelling Attack Involving U.S. Forces in Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing an Ethiopian intelligence officer near the country’s border with Ethiopia, and repelling an attack involving U.S. forces in Kismayo.

Monday, 14 August 2017