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

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

Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Shaabaab Releases 2nd Episode in Video Series on Assassinations and Bombings, Shows Blast on U.S. Vehicle in Lower Shabelle

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

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

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

Wednesday, 06 February 2019
Shabaab Declares Nairobi Operation as Following Zawahiri's Directive, Response to Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, 14 January 2019
After 2 Month Absence, Shabaab Resumes Resumes Operations in Kenya with Attack in Mandera

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

Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombings and Shootings on AMISOM, Kenyan, and Somali Forces in Central and Southern Somalia

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

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

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

Thursday, 18 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 2 Kenyan Secondary School Teachers in Mandera

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

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

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

Monday, 08 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing Kenyan Military Truck in Kenya's Mandera County, Inflicting Over a Dozens Casualties to SNA in Somalia

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

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

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

Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 20 Kenyan Soldiers in Ambush in Lamu County, Attacks on SNA and AMISOM

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

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Kenyan Security Forces, Safaricom Company Location in Kenya's Garissa and Mandera Counties

The Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed attacks in Garissa and Mandera Counties of neighboring Kenya, targeting Kenyan security forces and a location of the Safaricom telecommunications company.

Friday, 13 July 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 15 "Pro-Ethiopia Militia" Elements in Mudug, 2 Attacks in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed attacks in its home base of Somalia and in neighboring Kenya, killing 15 elements from what it described as a "pro-Ethiopia militia," and SNA and AMISOM forces in the former, and over 7 Kenyan soldiers in the latter.

Wednesday, 04 July 2018
Shabaab Claims Attack in Kenya's Wajir County Resulted in 38 Casualties

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed inflicting 38 casualties among Kenyan security forces in an attack in Kenya's Wajir County.

Monday, 18 June 2018
Shabaab Documents Multiple Attacks in Kenya in Video for Eid al-Fitr 2018, Identifies British Fighter Among Slain Members

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, documented multiple attacks in neighboring Kenya is a video released for Eid al-Fitr 2018, and in a segment devoted to slain fighters, identified a Briton.

Monday, 18 June 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 Claims Targeting Ethiopian Special Police in Border Town, Attacks in Lower Juba, Puntland, Lower Shabelle, and Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an attack on Ethiopian Liyuu (Special) Police near the town of Farlibah, in Hiran, in addition to attacks in Lamu County, Kenya and Somalia’s Lower Juba, Puntland, and Lower Shabelle regions.

Thursday, 10 August 2017
Shabaab Claims “Special Operation” on Kenyan Electoral Commission at Kenya-Somalia Border

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed seizing four vehicles belonging to the Kenyan electoral commission in what it described as a “special operation” at the Kenya-Somalia border.

Tuesday, 08 August 2017
Canadian Shabaab Fighter Threatens Kenyan Civilians in Posthumous Video

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a posthumous video of Canadian fighter Mahad Ali Dhore (AKA Farhan) threatening Kenya and calling his counterparts in the country to kill both soldiers and civilians.

Sunday, 06 August 2017
Shabaab Executes Kenyan POW in Video Intended to Influence Kenyan General Election

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video showing the final message of Kenyan POW Leonard Maingi Kiiyo, and his execution, where his speech and that of the fighter who killed him are meant to influence the upcoming Kenyan general election.

Saturday, 05 August 2017
Days Before Kenyan Election, Shabaab Calls on Kenyan Muslims to Migrate, Forgo Voting

Four days ahead of the Kenyan general election, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video addressing Kenyan Muslims, calling on them to forgo voting, avoid polling stations entirely, and migrate to Somalia to join the group.

Friday, 04 August 2017
Shabaab Claims Raid on Kenyan Police Station in Mandera, Seizing Temporary Control Over Town

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing and wounding a “number” of Kenyan police in a raid on their station in the town of Lafi, in Kenya’s Mandera County, and then seizing temporary control over the area.

Thursday, 03 August 2017
Shabaab Interviews Kenyan Religion Official Regarding General Elections

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, released a two-part video with its Kenyan religious official Ahmad Iman Ali regarding the general elections and the democratic practice in general.

Tuesday, 01 August 2017
Kenyan Shabaab Official Threatens Security Forces, Proponents of Democracy in Video Lecture

Ahmad Iman Ali, a Kenyan religious official in the Somalia-based al-Qaeda branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, threatened Muslims in the ranks of enemy security forces and proponents of democracy in a video lecture.

Saturday, 29 July 2017
Shabaab Video Features Variety of East African Fighters Questioning Kenyan Muslims Ahead of Election

Continuing its propaganda blitz ahead of the Kenyan general election, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video featuring East African fighters speaking a variety of languages, questioning Kenyan voters about their ‘contentment’ with their government.

Thursday, 27 July 2017
Seeking to Influence Kenyan General Election, Shabaab Video Details Losses Since War Engagement and Mocks U.S. President Trump

Seeking to influence the Kenyan general election on August 8, 2017, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video detailing economic and military losses and security destabilization to Kenyans after the country’s initial engagement with the group in 2011-2012, and mocking the presidency of Donald Trump in the United States, pointing to it as an example of poor voting decisions.

Sunday, 23 July 2017
Shabaab Claims Attack on Ethiopian Special Police in Border Town, Shelling Joint American-Ethiopian-Kenyan Base

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed an attack on a base of Ethiopian Liyuu (Special) Police in the town of Farlibah, located in Hiran on the border between Somalia and Ethiopia, and shelling a joint base in Lower Juba housing American, Ethiopian, and Kenyan forces.

Friday, 21 July 2017
Second Tanzanian Fighter Promotes Immigration and Jihad to East and Southeast African Muslims in Shabaab Video

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a posthumous video of a second Tanzanian fighter, who promoted immigration and jihad to Muslims in East and Southeast Africa.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Shabaab Claims Second Mortar Strike on Kenyan Military Base in Mandera in Two Days

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed a second mortar strike on a military base in Kenya’s Mandera County in two days.

Thursday, 13 July 2017
Shabaab Claims Thwarting U.S. Special Forces Op in Lower Shabelle (Somalia), Bombing Kenyan Military Vehicle in Mandera (Kenya)

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed that its fighters in Somalia thwarted a U.S. Special Forces operation in Lower Shabelle, and that those in Kenya bombed a military vehicle in Mandera.

Thursday, 13 July 2017
Kenyan Shabaab Fighter Incites Muslims in East Africa to Fight Collectively in Posthumous Video

In the second episode of its latest video series inciting for jihad, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a posthumous video of a Kenyan fighters calling on Muslims in East Africa to fight collectively against regional states as well as America, Britain, and France.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing Dozens of Kenyan Security Forces in Raid on Pandanguo in Kenya’s Lamu County

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing dozens of Kenyan police and soldiers in a raid in Pandanguo in Kenya’s Lamu County.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017
Shabaab Claims Bombing “Alpha Group” Vehicle in Mogadishu, Killing 10 Kenyan Soldiers in Bardhere

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing a vehicle belonging to the Somali special forces “Alpha Group” in Mogadishu, and killing 10 Kenyan soldiers in an ambush near the city of Bardhere, among other attacks.

Thursday, 29 June 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 14 Kenyan Soldiers in Ambush in Lamu County

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 14 Kenyan soldiers in an ambush in Kenya’s Lamu County.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 10 Kenyan Troops in Separate Attacks, Striking AMISOM and SNA Forces in Seven Incidents

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed killing 10 Kenyan troops in two separate attacks, one of them in Kenya, and striking AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA) forces in seven incidents in a five-day period.

Monday, 19 June 2017
Shabaab Spokesman Tells Kenyan Government to Withdraw, Public to Embrace Islam or Face Unrelenting War

In the second part of his graduation address to foreign fighters from East Africa, the spokesman for the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement directed a message to “disbelievers” in Kenya, declaring that fighters will not relent in their war unless the Kenyan government withdraws its troops from Somalia, and the Kenyan people embrace Islam.

Monday, 12 June 2017
Shabaab Reports Nine Attacks, Killing Kenyan, Somali, Djiboutian Forces in Kenya and Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing Kenyan, Somali, and Djiboutian forces in nine attacks in northeastern Kenya and various regions in Somalia, including Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017
Shabaab Media Unit Promotes Group’s Attacks in Kenya in 3 Week Period

Shahada News Agency, a media unit of al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, promoted its attacks inside Kenya over the course of three weeks.

Monday, 05 June 2017
Shabaab Claims 13 Attacks in Somalia and Kenya in Six Days

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported multiple operations around the country, including three assassinations of Somali elements in Mogadishu, and an attack in Kenya’s Lamu county.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Shabaab Releases Video on January 2017 Raid on Kenyan Military Base in Kulbiyow

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video on the January 27, 2017, raid on a Kenyan military base in Kulbiyow in which over 67 troops were reportedly killed.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Third Attack in Kenya in 24-Hour Period, Bombing Police Vehicle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed a third attack in Kenya within a 24-hour period, bombing a police vehicle in Garissa.

Thursday, 25 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing in Mogadishu, Targeting Governor’s Convoy in NE Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a suicide operation on Somali forces in Mogadishu and killing seven Kenyan police forces in the country’s Mandera County.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 5 Kenyan Police Officers in IED Blast in Garissa

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing at least five Kenyan police officers in a bombing in Garissa, in eastern Kenya.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Shabaab Video Shows Kenyan POW “Pleading” with Kenyan Public, Politicians for Help

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video of a Kenyan POW pleading with the Kenyan public and politicians to help their “brethren.”

Thursday, 18 May 2017
Shabaab Claims IED Attacks on Somali, Kenyan Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed attacks on Somali and Kenyan forces in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region and near the Kenyan-Somali border.

Monday, 08 May 2017
Shabaab Video Shows Kenyan Soldier as Prisoner, Addresses Government: His Fate “Lies in Your Hands”

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video showing a Kenyan soldier as a prisoner and threatening the Kenyan government that his fate “lies in your hands.”

Sunday, 02 April 2017
Shabaab’s Kenyan Official Praises January Kulbiyow Raid, Threatens Kenyan Government

Ahmad Iman Ali, a Kenyan official in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, delivered a speech praising the outcome of the January 2017 Kulbiyow raid, encouraging fighters to be patient, and warning the Kenyan government that Shabaab fighters do not fear death.

Friday, 31 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
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

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

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

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

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

American Suicide Bomber Active On Social Networking Site

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

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

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

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

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

Syrian Faction Uses Facebook, Skype to Recruit Fighters

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

Facebook Page Reports on Death of Alleged Bulgarian Jihadist In Pakistan

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

Social Network Jihad: Madad News Agency on Facebook

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