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Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing at Waberi District Police Station in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding dozens in a suicide bombing at the Waberi district police station in the capital, Mogadishu.

Thursday, 22 June 2017
Shabaab Claims 20 Killed in Suicide Bombing at Wadajir District HQ

After earlier claiming credit for the suicide bombing outside the Wadajir district headquarters in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported that 30 people were killed and wounded, including government officials and security forces.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing at Wadajir District HQ in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the suicide bombing outside the Wadajir district headquarters in the capital, Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 20 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 Publishes Photos from Deadly Af Urur Base Raid in Puntland

Al-Kata’ib Foundation, the media wing of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, published a set of 32 photos from the June 8, 2017, raid on the Af Urur military base in the Puntland State of Somalia.

Friday, 16 June 2017
Shabaab Reports Ongoing Clashes Following Suicide Bombing, Raid at “Nightclub” in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported ongoing clashes following a suicide bombing and raid at a “nightclub” in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Shabaab Says “Heavy Losses” Incurred by AMISOM and Somalia Troops in Attacks in Four Cities in Hiran

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported that it inflicted “heavy losses” among Djiboutian and Ethiopian forces operating within the AMISOM mission, and Somali National Army (SNA) troops, in attacks in four cities in Somalia’s Hiran region.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Shabaab Claims Six Attacks on AMISOM and Somali Forces in 3-Day Period, Reconciling Tribal Dispute

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed six attacks on AMISOM and Somali forces within a 3-day period, and also announced its reconciling a tribal dispute between two parties.

Tuesday, 13 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 Displays Destroyed Armored Vehicles, Remnants from Repelling Joint U.S.-AMISOM-SNA Attack

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, published photos of the destroyed armored vehicles and other remnants from their repulsion of a joint attack by U.S., AMISOM, and Somali National Army (SNA) forces in the country’s Lower Shabelle region.

Sunday, 11 June 2017
Shabaab Claims Repelling U.S. Attack in Lower Shabelle, Destroying Three Vehicles

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed repelling an attack by U.S., Somali, and African forces in Bariri, Lower Shabelle region, and destroying three of their vehicles with explosives.

Saturday, 10 June 2017
Shabaab Deserter Responds to Group’s Refutation of His Charges, Challenges Narrative of Shabaab as Innocent Victim

Abdurrahman bin Abdillah, an individual who deserted the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement due to what he described as its criminality and oppression, responded to the refutation of his accusations by the group, charging that the author is deluded and “regurgitating” lies.

Saturday, 10 June 2017
Shabaab Reports Over 130 Killed, Wounded in Offensive on Af Urur Military Base in Puntland

Shahada News Agency, a media unit of al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, reported that over 130 soldiers were killed and wounded in an offensive by fighters on the Af Urur military base in Puntland State.

Thursday, 08 June 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing Over 61 Soldiers in Offensive at Af Urur Base in Puntland

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing more than 61 soldiers at the Af Urur military base in Puntland State of Somalia.

Thursday, 08 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 Fighter Refutes Allegations from Former Members about Criminality, Injustice

A fighter in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, refuted allegations from two former members, a husband and wife, about criminality, injustice, and manipulation exercised by the group.

Tuesday, 06 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 Reports 55 Casualties Total in Mogadishu Port Suicide Bombing

After earlier claiming credit for a suicide bombing near the Port of Mogadishu, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported 55 casualties total among police and intelligence elements in the attack.

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
IS Claims Killing 7 Enemy Troops, Wounding 10 in Bosaso Suicide Bombing

A day after the Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported a suicide bombing by the group in Bosaso, a city in the Puntland region of Somalia, the IS issued a formal communique for the incident, claiming to have killed seven enemy troops and wounded ten.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 15 Somali Soldiers in Offensive in Lower Shabelle, Ambushing Troops in Bakool

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing over 15 Somali soldiers in a broad offensive on multiple areas in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, and killing two troops in an ambush in Bakool region.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Suicide Bombing in Puntland in Northeastern Somalia

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the group’s first suicide bombing in Somalia, wherein a fighter struck a military checkpoint in Puntland.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Shabaab Spokesman Addresses Graduation of Foreign Fighters from East Africa in Video

Ali Mahmoud Rage (AKA Ali Dheere), a spokesman for al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, promoted jihad and the conquest of Kenya in a graduation address in front of foreign fighters from East Africa.

Monday, 22 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 Provides Update of Mogadishu Car Bombing

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, provided an update of its claimed car bombing in the capital, Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Car Bombing in Mogadishu, Attack on Ethiopian Military Base in Halgan

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for a car bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, and an attack on an Ethiopian military base in Halgan.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Somali Forces in Qansahdhere and West of Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding Somali forces in two attacks in Qansahdhere, Bay Region, and west of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Shabaab Reports CIA “Anti-Terrorism” Unit to be Established in Sudan, Targeting Somali Forces in Hiran, Bakool, and Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported that the U.S. “completed its preparations” for an “anti-terrorism” unit to be established in Sudan, revealing location and role, and claimed attacks on Somali forces in Hiran, Bakool, and Lower Shabelle, Somalia.

Monday, 15 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Attacks on African, Somali Forces in Lower Shabelle, Bakool

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed destroying a vehicle of African forces in Lower Shabelle, and killing and wounding Somali forces in Bakool.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing Nearly 20 Military Elements near Somali City of Baidoa

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing nearly 20 elements from Somali forces near the city of Baidoa.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017
Shabaab Details Mogadishu Car Bomb Attack One Day after Claiming Responsibility

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, issued a follow-up report for its May 8, 2017 car bomb attack in Mogadishu, claiming to have killed and wounded more than 30.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Attack with Explosive-Laden Car in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed responsibility for an attack with an explosive-laden car in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

Monday, 08 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 Posts Alleged Identity, Photo of Fallen U.S. Soldier in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released the alleged identity of the fallen U.S. soldier killed during a “failed landing operation” in Lower Shabelle and supplied a photo.

Saturday, 06 May 2017
Shabaab Releases Photos of Spoils from Fallen U.S. Soldier in Lower Shabelle, Somalia

Following its claim of killing a U.S. soldier in Lower Shabelle, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, distributed photos from the fallen soldier, showing the attack’s aftermath and the soldier’s uniform and gear.

Saturday, 06 May 2017
Shabaab Reports on U.S. Soldier Killed in “Failed Landing Operation,” Claims Seizing War Spoils

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing a U.S. soldier during a “failed landing operation” against the group.

Friday, 05 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding U.S. Troops in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding U.S. soldiers in the country’s Lower Shabelle region.

Friday, 05 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Attack on Somali Forces in Wajid, Bakool, Implementing Stoning Punishment in Hiran

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding several in a “broad attack” on police and Somali forces in Wajid, Bakool in addition to carrying out “the punishment of stoning” in central Hiran.

Monday, 01 May 2017
Shabaab Claims Assassinating Senior Somali Intel Official in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed assassinating a senior Somali intelligence official in the capital, Mogadishu.

Friday, 28 April 2017
Shabaab Claims Assassinating Senior Somali Intel Official in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed assassinating a senior Somali intelligence official in the capital, Mogadishu.

Friday, 28 April 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding 16+ Soldiers in Bombing near Bosaso

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding more than 16 soldiers of the semi-autonomous Puntland region after targeting them with an explosive device on the outskirts of Bosaso.

Monday, 24 April 2017
Shabaab Claims Shelling Airbase Where U.S. Forces are Present in Southern Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed shelling Baledogle military airbase in Lower Shabelle region, and noted that U.S. Special Forces are present at the location.

Sunday, 23 April 2017
Shabaab Threatens Educators Backing “Western Curricula” in Somalia

The spokesman for the al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement threatened educators backing what he called “Western curricula” in Somalia, charging that their support for teachings that deviate Muslims from Islam makes them a “hostile enemy”.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Shabaab Claims Bombing UN Vehicle in Mogadishu Outskirts, Killing 5 Somali Soldiers in Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed bombing a United Nations vehicle in the outskirts of Mogadishu, as well as killing five Somali troops in a gunfire exchange in the capital.

Sunday, 16 April 2017
Shabaab Calls Its Recent Attacks Countermeasures to Intensified Pressure from Somali, U.S. Governments

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement characterized its recent attacks as “a proactive step against” America’s expanded military campaign in Somalia and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s recent declaration of war against the group.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding 40 in Second Suicide Bombing in Mogadishu within 24 Hours

The Shababab al-Mujahideen claimed killing and wounding 40 security forces and officers in the second suicide bombing it executed in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, within 24 hours.

Monday, 10 April 2017
Shabaab Promotes Capturing City of El Buur in Central Somalia Three Years After Losing It

Through its Shahada News Agency, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement promoted its capture of the city of El Buur (Ceelbuur) in Galguduud region of central Somalia, three years after losing it to Ethiopian forces.

Tuesday, 04 April 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
Al-Qaeda Draws Awareness to Drought in Somalia, Urges Muslims to Provide Support

Al-Qaeda (AQ) drew awareness to the drought in Somalia in the 13th issue of its al-Nafeer bulletin, and urged Muslims to provide support and distinguish their brethren from their foes.

Sunday, 26 March 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 17 Soldiers in Raid on Barawe, Capturing Parts of City

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 17 Somali soldiers and wounding 22 others when its fighters stormed the city of Barawe in Lower Shabelle region, as well as taking control over most of the city neighborhoods.

Thursday, 23 March 2017
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing Near Presidential Palace in Mogadishu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, 06 March 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing Somali Army Officer in Mogadishu

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that fighters belonging to the group killed a Somali army officer in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Friday, 24 February 2017
Shabaab Gives Eulogy for “Blind Sheikh,” Remarks on Qifa Raid by U.S. Special Forces

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Essay Narrates Killed Somali NF Fighter’s Journey from U.S. to Syria

A jihadi media group published a biographical eulogy of “Abu Zubayr Somali,” a Somali Nusra Front (NF) fighter killed in Syria after living in the U.S. for “a number of years.”

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Shabaab Claims Capturing Bases in Town, Villages in Lower Shabelle, Repelling Government Forces in Mudug

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

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

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

Friday, 10 February 2017
IS Claims Raid on Hotel in Somali city of Bosaso

The Islamic State (IS) claimed an immersive raid against a “militia official” and accompanying bodyguards at a hotel in Bosaso.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Responsible for Hotel Attack in Bosaso

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that fighters from the group are responsible for the attack at a hotel in Bosaso, a city in the Puntland region in northeastern Somalia.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Shabaab Claims Attacks on American, Kenyan, Somali Forces, Two Large-Scale Attacks, Capturing Areas in Somalia

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

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

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

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
IS Fighters Capture and Later Kill 3 Somali Soldiers Near Qandala

‘Amaq News Agency reported that Islamic State (IS) fighters captured three Somali soldiers in an ambush near the town of Qandala and later executed them.

Monday, 30 January 2017
Shabaab Claims Suicide Operation, Clashes against KDF near Kenyan-Somali Border

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, 16 January 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing and Wounding Police in the Somali Capital

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that two Somali policemen were killed and another wounded during a hand grenade attack near the Ali Sufi intersection of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 09 January 2017
Shabaab Reports 30 Killed, 44 Wounded in Twin Suicide Bombing at Peace Hotel in Mogadishu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 21 December 2016
‘Amaq Reports Clash Between IS Fighters and Somali Forces Near IS-held Town of Qandala

‘Amaq News Agency reported that 11 Somali forces were killed and wounded in a clash with Islamic State (IS) fighters near the IS-held town of Qandala in eastern Somalia.

Monday, 19 December 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing and Wounding Over 100 in Two Suicide Bombings, One at Mogadishu Port

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 11 November 2016
'Amaq Reports IS Fighters in Somalia Repelling Naval Attack on Qandala

'Amaq News Agency reported that Islamic State (IS) fighters in Somalia repelled a naval attack on the recently-seized town of Qandala.

Wednesday, 09 November 2016
'Amaq Reports IS Attack on AMISOM Vehicle Near Mogadishu

'Amaq News Agency reported that Islamic State (IS) fighters bombed an AMISOM vehicle in an area outside the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Friday, 28 October 2016
‘Amaq Video Shows IS Fighters Marching Through Seized Qandala in Somalia’s Puntland State

‘Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) released a video of IS fightera marching through Qandala in Somalia’s Puntland State, after reporting that they seized control over the town.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016
'Amaq Reports IS Fighters Seizing Town in Puntland State of Somalia

'Amaq News Agency reported that Islamic State (IS) fighters seized control over a town in Puntland, in northeastern Somalia.

Wednesday, 26 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
Second Kenyan POW Gives "Urgent Plea" in Shabaab Video

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 24 September 2016