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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 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 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 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
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
‘Amaq Reports Attack on American Embassy in Kenya

‘Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) reported that the October 27, 2016 stabbing attack targeting a guard of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya was carried out by a “soldier of the Islamic State.”

Saturday, 29 October 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
IS Justifies Brutality Against Enemy in Rumiyah 2, Threatens Attacks on Tourists, Sports Teams, and Diplomats in Bangladesh

The Islamic State (IS) released the second issue of its multi-language Rumiyah magazine, featuring an article by the now-deceased Bangladeshi-Canadian Tamim Chowdhury on the Gulshan attackers, and a piece justifying brutality against the “infidels”.

Tuesday, 04 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
Pro-IS Group Points to Female Attackers in Mombasa to Shame Men to Act

The pro-Islamic State (IS) al-Battar Media Foundation published a message from a jihadist pointing to the female attackers involved in the September 11, 2016, attack at a Kenyan police station in Mombasa to shame men into action.

Wednesday, 28 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 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
IS Incites for Lone Wolf Attacks in Naba 47, Reports on Attacks in Minnesota and Mombasa

The Islamic State (IS) portrayed killing "polytheists" a religious duty upon Muslims in its al-Naba newspaper, and reported on the recent attacks in the American state of Minnesota and Kenyan city of Mombasa.

Wednesday, 21 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
IS' 'Amaq Reports Mombasa Police Station Attackers are IS "Supporters"

'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) reported that the three women who attacked the Central Police station in Mombasa, Kenyan, are IS "supporters".

Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Pro-IS Accounts Distribute Purported Hand-Written IS Pledge from Mombasa Attackers

Pro-Islamic State (IS) users on social media distributed a purported pledge to IS by the three women reported to attack a police station in Mombasa, Kenya on September 11, 2016.

Monday, 12 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 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 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
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 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 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
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's Kenyan Official Gives Lecture Wearing Clothing of Slain KDF Soldier, Threatens Attacks in Kenya

Ahmad Iman Ali, a Kenyan official in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, delivered a lecture threatening attacks in Kenya, while claiming to wear the clothing of a KDF soldier killed in the January 15, 2016, attack on an AMISOM base in Somalia's Gedo region.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Shabaab Claims 60 Attacks in Activity Report for Dec. 12, 2015 - Jan. 10, 2016

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed a total of 60 attacks in that country and Kenya in a report on its military operations, civilian projects, and other activities for the Hijri month of Rabie al-Awwal 1437 (December 12, 2015 – January 10, 2016).

Wednesday, 03 February 2016
Shabaab Video Shows Attack on Kenyan Police, Incites Against Kenya and Israel

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, released a video on attacking Kenyan police and preaching to Muslims in Kenya, and in its concluding segments, incited for attacks on Israel.

Monday, 25 January 2016
KDF Hostages Plead for Peaceful Release in Shabaab Audio Message

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an audio message of two Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldiers taken hostage after the group’s storming of an AMISOM base in Somalia’s Gedo region on January 15, 2016.

Sunday, 17 January 2016
Shabaab Updates Death Toll in Kenyan Base Raid to 100, Claims Capturing Soldiers

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a statement on the raid on a Kenyan base in Somalia’s Gedo region, announcing that over 100 soldiers were killed and some were captured alive.

Sunday, 17 January 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing 63 Kenyans Soldiers in Base Raid in Gedo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed killing 63 Kenyan soldiers in a suicide bombing and raid by its Saleh al-Nabhani Battalion on a military base in Gedo.

Friday, 15 January 2016
Shabaab Attacks Again in Lamu County, Executes Somali Government Officers in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing a “large number” of Kenyan forces in Kenya’s Lamu County, where the group has recently increased the number of its attacks, and executed two men in a public square in Somalia on charges of working for the Somali government.

Thursday, 24 December 2015
Shabaab Says Recent Attacks in Kenya Belie Government Claims of Eliminating Fighters in Country

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed an ambush on Kenyan security forces near the Kenyan city of Mpeketoni in Lamu County, and remarked that this attack and four others in the past ten days belie Kenyan government claims of eliminating their presence in the country.

Thursday, 17 December 2015
Shabaab Supporter Calls Somalis in Kenya to Jihad

A Shabaab supporter on Twitter incited Somalis in Kenya to join the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in wake of mass graves found along the Somali-Kenyan border.

Monday, 07 December 2015
Shabaab Claims Killing Seven Kenyan Soldiers in Attack in Lamu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing seven Kenyan soldiers in an attack on their base in the area of Kiunga in Kenya’s Lamu County.

Monday, 07 December 2015
Shabaab Claims Attacks in Northeastern Kenya, Seizing Border Town

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for attacks in northeastern Kenya, including the bombing of a military convoy, and temporarily seizing control over a town in Garissa.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Shabaab Claims 55 Attacks in Sep.-Oct. 2015, Capturing Somali Soldier

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 55 attacks on Djiboutian, Ethiopian, Kenyan, Somali, and unidentified AMISOM forces between September 15 and October 12, 2015, and capturing a Somali soldier in what it called a “special operation”.

Thursday, 22 October 2015
Shabaab Claims Over 80 Attacks in Somalia from Aug.14-Sep.16, 2015

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 83 attacks on Djiboutian, Ethiopian, Kenyan, Somali, and Ugandan forces between August 14 and September 16, 2015, including a suicide bombing and raid at an AMISOM base in Janale, and a suicide bombing at a training center in Kismayo.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Shabaab Reportedly Takes Over Towns in Kenya and Central Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reportedly took over a town in Kenya’s Lamu East and lectured people and distributed propaganda before withdrawing, and also seized control over two towns in central Somalia.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Shabaab Official Calls Muslims to Immigrate to Somalia for Jihad in Video

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video of a Swahili lecture by a group official, Ahmad Iman Ali, calling on Muslims to immigrate to Somalia for jihad, and claiming that it has an army in Kenya.

Friday, 07 August 2015
Shabaab Video Shows Repentance of Alleged Kenyan Forces in Pandanguo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video showing the repentance of men it identified as Kenyan forces in Pandanguo, a settlement in Kenya’s Coast Province, and featuring footage of group official Ahmad Iman Ali warning Muslims against assisting the enemy.

Saturday, 01 August 2015
Al-Muhajiroun in East Africa Releases 2nd Issue of English/Swahili Magazine

Al-Muhajiroun - Emigrants of East Africa, a pro-al-Qaeda group, released the second issue of its English/Swahili magazine, “Amka,” in which it promoted what it called a “homecoming” of Shabaab fighters to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Monday, 20 July 2015
IS Fighters and Supporters Celebrate Reports of Possible Pledge from Shabaab

Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters have celebrated reports that leaders from the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement were considering pledging allegiance to IS.

Monday, 13 July 2015
Shabaab Claims Killing Nearly Twenty Kenyan Christians in Mandera

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing nearly twenty Christian quarry workers in the Mandera County of Kenya.

Wednesday, 08 July 2015
Shabaab Attacks Intelligence Center in Mogadishu, Ambushes Kenyan Forces in Lamu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement attacked a base near the Somali National Intelligence and Security in Mogadishu with a suicide bombing and raid, and ambushed Kenyan forces in Lamu.

Monday, 22 June 2015
Shabaab Video Shows Attacks in Kenya at a Police Station (Bothai), a Church (Hindi), and a Wildlife Service Camp (Lamu)

 

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video showing three attacks in Kenya, targeting a police station in Bothai, a church in Hindi, and a wildlife service camp in Lamu County.

Friday, 05 June 2015
Shabaab Claims Killing Nearly 25 Kenyan Policemen Near Garissa, Publicly Executes Spies

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing more than 25 Kenyan policemen in two attacks near the Kenyan town of Garissa, and publicly executed four spies, two of whom worked for Kenyan intelligence and the other two for Somali intelligence. Shahada News Agency, a Somalia-focused jihadi media group, reported on the claim and the execution in two messages posted on Twitter on May 26, 2015.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Shabaab Ambushes Kenyan Troops Near Border, Kills Deputy Mayor of Mogadishu District

Shahada News Agency, a Somalia-focused jihadi media group, reported that the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement ambushed Kenyan troops in Liboi near the Kenya-Somalia border, and assassinated the deputy mayor of Wadajir district of Mogadishu.

Thursday, 07 May 2015
Al-Muhajiroun in East Africa Threatens UN, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

“Al-Muhajiroun - Emigrants of East Africa,” a pro-Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement group, issued a statement threatening the United Nations as well as the governments of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Monday, 04 May 2015
Al-Muhajiroun in East Africa Gives Biographies of Fighters Killed in Kenya

A group calling itself “Al-Muhajiroun - Emigrants of East Africa” published biographies of two fighters who were killed in Majengo, Kenya, in 2013.

Monday, 27 April 2015
Shabaab Releases Video on July 2014 Attack on Gamba Police Station in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, released a video on the July 2014 attack on the Gamba police station in Kenya.

Friday, 17 April 2015
Shabaab Issues Statement on Garissa University College Attack, Warns Kenyan Public of More Bloodshed to Come

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a statement on the deadly attack at Garissa University College in Kenya in which 147 people were killed, calling it “retaliation” on behalf of Muslims, and warning the Kenyan government and public to prepare for more bloodshed.

Sunday, 05 April 2015
Shabaab Releases Video on June 2014 Attacks in Mpeketoni and Poromoko in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, released a video on the June 2014 attacks in the Kenyan town of Mpeketoni and village of Poromoko, and fighters entering another village, Pandanguo, after “all the Kuffar [disbelievers] fled into the bushes”.

Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Shabaab Releases Video on Westgate Mall Raid, Threatens More Attacks

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, released a documentary-style video on the September 2013 raid at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and threatened that “Westgate was just the beginning, and with all hopes of peace forever dashed, Kenya's darkest hour is yet to come”.

Saturday, 21 February 2015
IS Recruiter Claims Lebanese, Indian, Kenyan Fighters among Ranks

An alleged British fighter and recruiter with the Islamic State (IS) answered questions on Ask.fm regarding different the nationalities of fighters with IS.

Friday, 28 November 2014
Shabaab Claims Mandera Bus Attack as Response to Kenyan Acts Against Muslims in Mombasa

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the killing of 28 non-Muslims on a bus in Mandera near the Kenya-Somalia border, declaring the strike to be a response to attacks by Kenyan forces on Muslims in Mombasa.

Saturday, 22 November 2014
Shabaab Promotes Westgate Raid, Threatens More Attacks in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement promoted the September 2013 raid on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi and threatened additional attacks in Kenya, claiming that there are "hundreds of men who are wishing for such an operation."

Thursday, 17 April 2014
Shabaab Video Shows Raid in Afmadow, Biography of Three Slain Fighters

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video on its August 7, 2013, raid on the city of Afmadow in Somalia's Juba region, and presented brief biographies of three fighters who were killed during the operation.

Monday, 31 March 2014
Somali Jihadi News Agency Reports on Kenyan Captives Converting to Islam, Shabaab Operation in Mogadishu

Shahada News Agency, a Somalia-focused jihadi media group, reported on an operation by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement inside the presidential palace in Mogadishu, and publicized the conversion to Islam of two Kenyan captives.

Friday, 21 February 2014
Shabaab Claims Ambush in Kenya, Attack in Puntland

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed ambushing a convoy carrying Kenyan military officers between Garissa and Liboi in Kenya, and in Somalia, claimed attacks on Kenyan, Ethiopian, and Somali forces and AMISOM "Crusaders," including a strike in Puntland.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Similarities in Tactics in Major Attacks on Western Targets in 2013: A Look at Tigantourine and Westgate

Similarities in Tactics in Major Attacks on Western Targets in 2013: A Look at Tigantourine and Westgate

By Rita Katz and Margaret Foster

Two of the most high-profile jihadi attacks during 2013 displayed a striking similarity in targets and tactics, raising the possibility that the attacks are on the vanguard of an emerging trend in jihadi operations.

Thursday, 02 January 2014
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Locations of Somali President in Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 36 attacks on Djiboutian, Ethiopian, Kenyan, Sierra Leonean, and Somali forces in Somalia from October 29-November 8, 2013, and also reported on its appointing a new governor for Bay and Bakool.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Shabaab Claims 20 Attacks, Reports Surrender of Enemy Soldiers

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 20 attacks on AMISOM, Kenyan and Somali forces in southern Somalia from October 21-27, 2013, and reported its punishing four criminals and receiving three soldiers who surrendered.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Shabaab Claims 39 Attacks, Reports on Community Projects and Courses

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 39 attacks on Djiboutian, Kenyan and Somali forces from October 6-20, 2013, and reported on its community projects and Shariah courses, and the surrender of enemy elements in the same period.

Tuesday, 03 December 2013
Shabaab Supporters Focus on Westgate in 4th Issue of "Gaidi Mtaani"

The publishers of "Gaidi Mtaani" (Terrorism Steet), a pro-Shabaab magazine with English and Swahili articles, released the fourth issue, focusing on the September 2013 siege at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The 46-page issue was posted on jihadi forums on November 11, 2013.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Shabaab Video Shows Raid in Afmadow, Mortar Shelling in Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video of its fighters raiding Somali military defenses in the city of Afmadow in Somalia's Lower Juba region, and firing mortar shells at a Kenyan military base in Kismayo airport.

Thursday, 31 October 2013
Shabaab Reports 53 Attacks Between September 21-October 4, 2013

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen reported 53 attacks it carried out between September 21 and October 4, 2013, including an operation in Mandera, a city in Kenya's North Eastern Province, and its fighters allegedly repelling U.S. Navy SEALs in Barawe.

Thursday, 24 October 2013
Fursan al-Balagh Releases 7th Issue of Magazine, 'Amili Analyzes Westgate

Jihadi ideologue Abu Sa'ad al-'Amili analyzed the attack on the Westgate shopping mall from the perspective of the "uniqueness" of al-Qaeda's operations in the seventh issue of Fursan al-Balagh's "al-Balagh" magazine.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Shabaab Holds Military Rally in Hiran, Threatens More Attacks in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement held a military rally in Buuloburde district of Somalia's Hiran region, with fighters displaying banners containing threats against Kenya such as "Westgate was just the beginning" and "For every Muslim killed in Kismayo, Kenya will pay the price".

Saturday, 19 October 2013
Shabaab Denies Involvement of Female Jihadist in Westgate Siege

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement denied reports that a female jihadist led the siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, referring to the "White Widow" Samantha Lewthwaite.

Monday, 30 September 2013
Jihadi Ideologue Lauds Shabaab for Westgate Mall Siege

Jihadi ideologue Abu Sa'ad al-'Amili lauded the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement for the four-day siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and warned jihadists about enemy attempts to downplay its results.

Thursday, 26 September 2013
Shabaab Leader Threatens Kenya to Withdraw from Somalia or Face Attacks

Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, the leader of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, spoke on the four-day siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and threatened more attacks if Kenya does not withdraw its military from Somalia.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Shabaab Claims Kenya Used Chemical Agents to End Westgate Siege

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed that Kenyan forces used chemical agents to end the siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, killing an alleged 137 hostages in the process.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
IWISC Says Shabaab Faction Opposed to Zubeir Carried out Westgate Siege

The Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) reported that a faction within the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement opposed to the group's leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, is responsible for the siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Shabaab Threatens Kenya to Leave Somali or Suffer More Attacks

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an audio speech from its spokesman Ali Mahmoud Ragi (AKA Ali Dheere), threatening the Kenyan government to withdraw its military from Somalia and stop encroaching in Somali affairs or it will suffer more attacks.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Shabaab Says Attackers Still Inside Westgate, Hostages are Alive

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported that its fighters are still inside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and their hostages are alive, “looking quite disconcerted but, nevertheless, alive”.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Shabaab Press Office Returns to Twitter, Denies Releasing Attacker Names

The Press Office of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement opened a new Twitter account after its last four were suspended, and denied releasing the names of the attackers involved in the Westgate shopping mall siege in Nairobi, Kenya.

Monday, 23 September 2013
Jihadists Praise Shabaab for Siege on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya

As gunmen from the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement raided the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing over 60 people and injuring 175 others, jihadists praised the group for the “successful blow” and taunted the Kenyan government and military.

Sunday, 22 September 2013
Shabaab Siege on Westgate is Culmination of Years of Threats to Kenya

As Shabaab gunmen continue to besiege the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, taking dozens of hostages and killing at least 39 people and injuring 293 others, the incident marks the culmination of over two years of threats to the Kenyan government regarding the war in Somalia.

Saturday, 21 September 2013
Shabaab Claims Deadly Attack at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed responsibility for the deadly attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 21, 2013, calling it a "consequence" of Kenya's military involvement in Somalia.

Saturday, 21 September 2013
MYC Comments on Hammami's Death, Justifies His Killing

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC) issued a statement on the reported killing of American jihadist Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, justifying his death and defending Shabaab leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir.

Saturday, 14 September 2013
MYC Publishes Interview with Leader, Ahmad Iman Ali

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC) published an "exclusive" interview with its leader, Ahmad Iman Ali, about jihad in Kenya and Somalia, his role in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement and appearances in its videos, and allegations that the Shabaab abuses foreign fighters.

Friday, 19 July 2013
Shabaab Video Shows Clash with Kenyan, Somali Forces in Gedo Region

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video focusing on its clash with Kenyan and Somali forces in the city of Fafih Tun in Somalia's Gedo region.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Shabaab Shows Kenyan Hostages Taken in May 2013 Raid in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released pictures of the two Kenyans in took hostage following its May 25, 2013, raid at a police base in Dhamajale, Kenya.

Monday, 17 June 2013
MYC Announces Death of Fighter in Nairobi, Activity in Another Jihadi Front

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC) announced the death of a fighter nicknamed "Fast n Furious" in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, and said that its members are "expanding their Jihad experiences" in another jihadi front.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Shabaab Releases Swahili Training Video for AK-47 Assault Rifle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a Swahili-language video showing a Kenyan fighter demonstrating how to use an AK-47 assault rifle.

Monday, 20 May 2013
Shabaab Video Shows Ambush of Kenyan Soldiers in Lower Juba, Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video showing an ambush against a convoy of Kenyan soldiers in the town of Bibi in Somalia's Lower Juba region.

Monday, 22 April 2013
East African Group Gives Biography of al-Qaeda Official Slain in Somalia

An unnamed group of fighters in East Africa released a biography of Fazul Abu Muhammad, an al-Qaeda official and Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement commander who helped organize attacks in Kenya and Tanzania, and was killed in Somalia in June 2011.

Friday, 12 April 2013
MYC Congratulates Shabaab for Penetrating Somali Presidential Palace

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC) and its branches in Somalia and Tanzania congratulated the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement for allegedly penetrating Villa Somalia and stealing classified documents.

Wednesday, 03 April 2013
MYC Demands Shabaab Take Action against Omar Hammami

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC), together with its members in Somalia and Tanzania, and the “majority” of fighters in Kenya, demanded that the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement take action against Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) for fomenting dissent.

Friday, 29 March 2013
Jihadist Gives Biography of Slain Radical Kenyan Cleric Aboud Rogo

A jihadist gave a biography of Abou Rogo Mohammed, a radical Kenyan cleric who was designated by the US Treasury Department for supporting the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia, and was murdered by unknown gunmen in Mombasa, Kenya, in August 2012.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013
MYC Reports Death of Kenyan Fighter in Nairobi

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC) reported the death of a fighter in the capital, Nairobi, and asked fellow fighters in Kenya and Tanzania to redirect their anger and "obvious desire for revenge" to support for his family.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Jihadist Suggests Shabaab Attack Outside Somalia, Hit Western Interests

A jihadist directed a message to the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement suggesting it launch attacks outside Somalia and strike American and Western interests in the region.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Shabaab Leader Urges Kenyans to Boycott Elections

Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir urged Kenyans to boycott the March 4, 2013, general elections and demand the government withdraw their forces from Somalia.

Sunday, 03 March 2013