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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
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