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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
Shabaab Claims Surrender of over 60 SNA Soldiers, Seizing Kenyan Police Post

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali National Army (SNA) forces and Kenyan police between September 21 and 22, 2016.

Friday, 23 September 2016
Shabaab Claims Seizing New Territories, Killing Somali General

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing a Somali military general and taking control of multiple locations in the country between September 16 and 20 of 2016.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016
IS Fighters in Somalia Call Muslims to Pledge to Baghdadi, Threaten to Attack Enemies, Churches, Parliaments

Islamic State (IS) fighters in Somalia, including two English-speakers, gave speeches for the occasion of Eid al-Adha, calling on Muslims to pledge to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and threatening enemies and to attack churches and parliament buildings.

Friday, 16 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
Shabaab Releases Video on Former MP Turned Suicide Bomber who Struck Halane Military Base in July 2016

As "gift" for Eid al-Adha, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video on a former member of the Somali parliament who carried out a suicide bombing at the Halane military base in Mogadishu in July 2016.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Shabaab Releases Pictures of Eid Prayer Ceremonies throughout Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a photo report of Eid prayer ceremonies throughout its controlled territories in the country.

Tuesday, 13 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 Confronting U.S. Air Drop Operation Near Mogadishu, Attacking Saracen Int. Truck in Puntland

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed that its fighters confronted a U.S. troop air drop on the outskirts of the capital, Mogadishu, and bombed a truck belonging to Saracen International in Puntland, in the northeast of the country.

Monday, 05 September 2016
Shabaab Claims Attack on SYL Hotel in Mogadishu with “Booby-Trapped Truck”

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an attack on the Somali Youth League (SYL) Hotel in Mogadishu with a “booby-trapped truck.”

The group’s Shahada News Agency claimed the attack in several Telegram posts on August 30, 2016. The posts described the hotel as being “inhabited by ministers and parliament members,” and stated of those killed:

Ministers from the Somali government were wounded, including the media minister and a deputy from the Parliament, in the detonation that targeted SYL Hotel in the Capital Mogadishu, Somalia.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Somali Forces, Kenyans between August 25 and 28, 2016

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali and Kenyan forces between August 25 and 28, 2016, which included the assassination of a Somali government official.

Monday, 29 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Immersive Suicide Operation on Mogadishu “Nightclub”

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an immersive suicide operation on a “nightclub” in Mogadishu.

Thursday, 25 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing over 30 in Double Suicide Operation in Galkayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a double suicide attack on the Puntland administration headquarters in the city of Galkayo.

Sunday, 21 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Somali, AMISOM Forces between August 11 and 14

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali and AMISOM forces between August 11 and 14, 2016, which included the assassination of a Somali government official.

Monday, 15 August 2016
Shabaab Claims Attacks, Assassination Attempt between August 4 and 8

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks in Somalia and Kenya between August 4 and 8, 2016.

Monday, 08 August 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 Killing Over 50 in Dual Suicide Attack on Military Base in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing over 50 in a dual suicide attack on the Halane military base in Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016
IS Fighter Attacks Somali Forces with Hand Grenade in Mogadishu, According to IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that an IS fighter attacked Somali security forces in the capital city of Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 27 July 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
IS Fighters Kill Two from Somali Security Forces, According to IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported an attack by IS fighters on Somali security forces in the town of Baidoa in the country’s Bay region.

Monday, 25 July 2016
Shabaab Again Takes Merca in Southern Somalia, Publishes Photos of Children Celebrating

After retaking control over Merca in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement published photos of its fighters inside the coastal city, and children celebrating.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Shabaab Leader Calls for Lone-Wolf Attacks in East Africa, Incites Somali Muslims to Fight in Inaugural Audio Speech

In his first audio speech, Abu Ubaidah Ahmed Umar, the leader of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, inciting Muslims in East Africa, and in Ethiopia and Kenya specifically, to carry out lone-wolf attacks, and incited Somali Muslims to participate in jihad.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing 30, Capturing Lanta Buro Camp Southwest of Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing 30 in a suicide operation on the Lanta Buro Camp southwest of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, and taking control of the area.

Monday, 11 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 Video of German Fighter Andreas Martin Mulleur

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, released a video showing German fighter Andreas Martin Mulleur prior to his purported death.

Friday, 01 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 Publishes Images of American Spy Plane Shot Down Over Town in Southern Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement published photos of what it described as an American spy plane it shot down over the town of Afgoye in Lower Shabelle, in southern Somalia.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016
IS’ ‘Amaq News Reports Attack on Somali Police in Mogadishu

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported an attack on Somali police in Mogadishu, which injured some. The message was released on June 27, 2016.

Monday, 27 June 2016
Shabaab Official Claims Political Instability and Ebola Virus are God's "Punishment" on AMISOM-Participating Countries

Ahmad Iman Ali, a Kenyan official in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed in a lecture that political instability, the Ebola virus, and attacks by fighters and fear of additional operations are God's "punishment" on countries participating in AMISOM.

Monday, 27 June 2016
Shabaab Claims Attack on Naso Hablod Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed an attack on the Naso Hablod hotel in Mogadishu.

Saturday, 25 June 2016
Jihadi Telegram Channel Calls for Attacks on Enemy Institutions from Knowledgable Insiders

A jihadi Telegram channel incited Muslims working for “Kuffar [nonbeliever] institutions” to attack from the inside, stating their knowledge of the facility can be used to “make maximum damage.”

Wednesday, 22 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 Video Justifies Fighting Somali Forces, Shows Three Attacks in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, released a video justifying its fight against the Somali government and military, and showing three attacks in Lower Shabelle region.

Tuesday, 07 June 2016
IS Condemns Shabaab for Murdering Sudanese Killer of U.S. Diplomat in Naba 33

Continuing its biographical series on Shabaab defectors who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and were subsequently killed by the al-Qaeda branch in Somalia, the IS published in the 33rd issue of al-Naba newspaper a piece on Muhammad Makkawi Ibrahim, a Sudanese fighter involved in the January 2008 murders of USAID employee John Granville and his driver.

Friday, 03 June 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing 40 People, Including Two Somali MPs, in Attack at Ambassador Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing over 40 people in a suicide bombing followed by a suicide raid at the Ambassador Hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Thursday, 02 June 2016
Shabaab Claims 7 Attacks in 6 days, Killing 28, Wounding Mayor of Burdhobo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed multiple “fierce attacks” targeting military and government entities in several areas in Somalia, including the country’s capital, Mogadishu, killing 23 and wounding the mayor of Burdhubo.

Tuesday, 31 May 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
IS Gives Biography of Slain Shabaab Defector Hussein Abdi Gidi in al-Naba

After giving a biography of Abu Nu'man Yintari, the Islamic State (IS) published a biography of another Shabaab defector who was killed by the al-Qaeda faction in Somalia for pledging to the IS, in its al-Naba weekly newspaper.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Shabaab Claims Seizing Halgan Town from Ethiopian Forces, Repelling American Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahaideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed an attack on Halgan town, near Beledweyne city in Hiraan province, Central Somalia; as well as repelling American forces 60 kilometers southwest of the capital, Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Shabaab Claims Thwarting an Attack by U.S. Forces near Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed thwarting a ground and air assault by U.S. forces on the town of Sabib, south of the capital, Mogadishu.

Thursday, 12 May 2016
Shabaab Claims Thwarting U.S. Special Forces Raid Near Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, claimed thwarting a raid by U.S. Special Forces in Toratorow, outside the capital, Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing 11 in Suicide Operation on Traffic Police HQ in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, claimed killing 11 in a suicide operation on traffic police headquarters in Shangani district in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 09 May 2016
IS Claims Attack on Somali Intelligence Forces near Mogadishu

The Islamic State (IS) claimed an attack on Somali intelligence forces near the capital city of Mogadishu.

Thursday, 05 May 2016
Shabaab Claims 69 Attacks in Activity Report for Feb.10-Mar.9, 2016, Including SYL Hotel Operation

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, claimed 69 attacks between February 10 and March 9, 2016, including a suicide bombing with a VBIED outside a police station in Mogadishu, and the car bombings and raid at the SYL Hotel, also in the capital.

Wednesday, 04 May 2016
Shabaab Claims Attack on AMISOM Base near Mogadishu, Seizing Town in Middle Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed shelling AMISOM forces near Mogadishu, and taking “complete control” over the Ruunirgood town in Middle Shabelle.

Tuesday, 03 May 2016
IS Reports on Circumstances of Shabaab Defector's Assassination, Engaging Shi'ites in War of Attrition in al-Naba Newspaper

In its al-Naba weekly newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) reported on the circumstances of the assassination of Shabaab defector Abu Nu'man Yintari in Somalia, and discussed engaging Shi'ites in a war of attrition.

Thursday, 28 April 2016
Shabaab Claims Resolving Tribal Conflict in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen movement reported on its conflict mediation between two tribes in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia.

Thursday, 28 April 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing “Dozens” in Attack on Militia Forces near Baidoa

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia, claimed killing “dozens” from government militia forces in the outskirts of Baidoa city.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016
IS Fighter in Somalia Claims “Large Presence” of Group throughout Country

An alleged Islamic State (IS) militant in Somalia claimed “a large presence” of IS fighters throughout Somalia, and that “upcoming operations” would anger al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Somali affiliate, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement.

Monday, 25 April 2016
Child Calls in Video for Fighters in Somalia to Pledge to IS

Shortly after the Islamic State (IS) claimed its first attack in Somalia, a jihadist posted a video of a young boy calling on fighters in the country to pledge allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Monday, 25 April 2016
IS Claims its First Attack in Somalia, Bombing AMISOM Vehicle in Capital

The Islamic State (IS) claimed its first attack in Somalia, a bombing on an AMISOM military vehicle in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 25 April 2016
Shabaab Photo Report Shows Food, Medical Aid Delivered to Mudug Residents

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a photo report showing aid delivery in Shabaab-controlled areas of Mudug.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
IS Media Affiliate Releases Video on IS Training Camp in Somalia, Abdul Qadr Mu'min Speaking at Commencement

Furat Media, an affiliate of the Islamic State (IS), released a video on a training camp in Somalia and featuring Shabaab-defector Abdul Qadr Mu'min speaking at the commencement.

Friday, 15 April 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 Claim Attack Against American Forces, Assassination Attempt On Somali MP

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen movement reported several attacks, including a confrontation that prevented the landing of a US airdrop on the outskirts of Kismayo city in Juba province.

Thursday, 07 April 2016
Telegram Channel Calls for Plane Hijackings, Domestic Attacks

A jihadi Telegram channel called for airplane hijackings and domestic attacks while disseminating bomb-making manuals.

Tuesday, 05 April 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing Financial Director in Galkayo Bombing

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for a "powerful explosion" that killed Said Yusuf Ali, a financial director for the Puntland government in Somalia's Mudug region.

Thursday, 31 March 2016