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Shabaab Claims Killing 3 U.S. Soldiers in Shelling of U.S. Base in Baledogle Airfield, Attacks on Somali Soldiers in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed shelling an American base inside Baledogle Airfield in Lower Shabelle, killing three U.S. soldiers and five Somali Special Forces, and took credit for attacks on Somali soldiers elsewhere in the region.

Friday, 15 February 2019
Shabaab Claims Shelling U.S. Base in Baledogle Airfield, Attacks on Somali Soldiers in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed shelling an American base inside Baledogle Airfield in Lower Shabelle and attacks on Somali soldiers elsewhere in the region.

Friday, 15 February 2019
Shabaab Charges U.S. with Taking Revenge on Civilians for Failed Raid, Claims American Disregard for Lives Strengthens its Jihadi Call

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement accused the U.S. of bombing a residential area in revenge for its failed raid in Lower Shabelle, and claimed that such disregard for civilians only strengthens the jihadi call.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Shabaab Claims Thwarting Joint U.S.-Somalia Raid in Janale, Concentrates Operations in Lower Shabelle in 24 Hours

During its operations concentrated in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed thwarting a joint raid by U.S. Special Forces and Somali troops.

Monday, 11 February 2019
Shabaab Media Unit Notes Escalation in Attacks on SNA and AMISOM Forces, Claims 7 Attacks in 5 Days

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed seven attacks in a five-day period, one of them a bombing in which a brigade commander was killed, while its media unit noted an overall escalation in strikes on Somali and AMISOM forces.

Friday, 08 February 2019
In IS Video Presenting Slain Fighters in Somalia, Somali-Canadian Doctor Calls for Medical Professionals to Join Group

The Islamic State (IS) released a video from its "Somalia Province" on slain fighters, featuring a posthumous clip of an English-speaking Somali-Canadian doctor calling for medical professionals to travel to and join the group.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019
Shabaab Claims Assassination of DP World Company Manager in Bosaso, Blast in Mogadishu on Security Officials

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the assassination of a manager for the UAE-based DP World Company in the port city of Bosaso, and blast in Mogadishu's Hamar Weyne district, targeting security officials.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019
Shabaab Claims Killing 19 Somali Soldiers in Single Bombing in Lower Juba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 19 Somali soldiers in a single bombing in Lower Juba region, in addition to inflicting casualties among other Somali troops as well as AMISOM forces in Bay, Hiran, and Lower Shabelle.

Saturday, 26 January 2019
In Somalia, IS Claims Killing Christians in Bosaso and Policemen in Afgoye

The Islamic State (IS) claimed casualties among Christians in an attack in Bosaso in Somalia's Bari region, and killing four policemen in Afgoye by gunshot.

Saturday, 26 January 2019
Shabaab Claims Assassinating Somali Interior Ministry Official, Reports Surrender of 3 of Jubaland President's Guards

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed assassinating an official in the Somali Interior Ministry in Mogadishu, and reported the surrender of four soldiers from Jubaland, three of them guards of the autonomous state's president, Ahmed Mohamed Islam (AKA Ahmed Madobe).

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Shabaab Issues Formal Statement on Bar Sanguni Raid Near Kismayo, Claims Killing 41 Somali Troops

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a formal statement for its raid on a Somali military base outside Kismayo, allegedly killing 41 troops.

Saturday, 19 January 2019
Shabaab Claims Heavy Losses in Somali Military Ranks Just One Day After Killing 57 Ethiopian Troops

Just one day after it alleged to have killed over 57 Ethiopian troops in an ambush in Somalia's Bay region, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed inflicting more than 41 deaths among Somali soldiers in s "sweeping attack" near Kismayo.

Saturday, 19 January 2019
Shabaab Claims Heavy Losses in Somali Ranks Just One Day After Killing 57 Ethiopian Troops

Just one day after it alleged to have killed over 57 Ethiopian troops in an ambush in Somalia's Bay region, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed inflicting more than 41 deaths among Somali soldiers in s "sweeping attack" near Kismayo.

Saturday, 19 January 2019
Shabaab Declares Ambush Killing 57 Ethiopian Soldiers a "Severe Blow" and "Stern Warning"

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a formal statement for its ambush in Somalia's Bay region allegedly killing 57 Ethiopian soldiers, calling the operation a "severe blow" and a "stern warning" to these forces.

Friday, 18 January 2019
After Deadly Attack in Kenyan Capital, Shabaab Claims Killing 57 Ethiopian Troops in Ambush in Somalia

Just three days after its deadly attack at the 14 Riverside Drive business complex in Nairobi, Kenya, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, in its home base of Somalia, claimed killing 57 Ethiopian troops in an ambush.

Friday, 18 January 2019
IS' al-Hayat Identifies 200 Casualties in 74 Attacks in Statistical Breakdown of Ops (Jan 10-16)

The Islamic State (IS) released the 25th episode in a video series providing statistical breakdowns of IS operations, covering in this installment the week of January 10-16, 2019. The 3 minute, 15 second video, with Arabic and English text, was produced by the group’s al-Hayat Media Center and was released on January 17.

Thursday, 17 January 2019
Shabaab Claims Taking Control Over Kenyan Town, Reports 10 Somali Soldiers Surrendering

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

Monday, 14 January 2019
Shabaab Reports 13 Somali Soldiers Surrendering in Gedo, Claims Mortar Strike on UN Compound in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported that 13 Somali soldiers surrendered in Gedo region, and among 11 attacks in 4 days, claimed a mortar strike on a UN compound in Mogadishu.

Friday, 04 January 2019
Shabaab Charges U.S. with Killing Civilians in Airstrike Near Afmadow, Claims 18 Attacks in 5 Days

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement charged the U.S. with deliberately launching an airstrike on a commercial truck convoy near Afmadow, and claimed a total of 18 attacks in a 5-day period, targeting Somali security forces and government officials, and AMISOM troops.

Monday, 31 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Double Car Bombing, One by Suicide Attacker, at Presidential Palace in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding dozens in a double car bombing, one involving a suicide attacker, at the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu.

Saturday, 22 December 2018
Shabaab Claims 40 Casualties Among Ethiopian Forces in Bombing in Bay Region

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed inflicting 40 casualties among Ethiopian forces in a bombing in Somalia's Bay region, and provided a follow-up to its prior report on clashing with American and Somali forces in Lower Shabelle.

Friday, 21 December 2018
Shabaab Orders its Fighters to Eliminate "Disease" of IS

The General Command of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement ordered its fighters to eliminate the "disease" of the Islamic State (IS) in Somalia.

Thursday, 20 December 2018
Shabaab Reports Engaging in Clash with U.S. and Somali Forces in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported its fighters engaging in clashes with American and Somali forces in Lower Shabelle region, and additionally claimed attacks on Somali police and soldiers in Hiran and Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018
'Amaq Releases Video of IS-Shabaab Clash in Northern Somalia

Two days after claiming its first offensive on the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia, the Islamic State (IS), through its 'Amaq News Agency, released footage of the clash.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 12 Ethiopian Troops in Bakool, 5 Somali Explosives Experts in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 12 Ethiopian troops in Bakool region and five Somali explosives experts in Lower Shabelle. The group's Shahada News Agency reported on the two attacks and a third, in Mogadishu, on December 16-17, 2018.

Monday, 17 December 2018
After Suggesting a Coming Showdown with Shabaab, IS Claims First Attack on the AQ Branch in Somalia

The Islamic State (IS) claimed its first offensive on the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia, carrying out a preemptive strike on its fighters in the north of the country and killing 14.

Sunday, 16 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing Near Central Bank in Bosaso, Expelling Galmudug Security Forces from Strategic Town

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed a bombing near the central bank in Bosaso, in northern Somalia's Bari region, and expelling the Galmudug Security Force (GSF) from what it described as a "strategic town" in Galguduud.

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Shabaab Executes Electoral Committee Member Along with 2 Somali Soldiers, Claims Strike on Djiboutian Base

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced that it executed an electoral committee member alongside two Somali soldiers for "apostasy," and claimed a strike on a Djiboutian (AMISOM) base in Hiran.

Friday, 14 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing Somali Military Commanders in Mogadishu, Thwarting U.S. Special Forces Raid in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing two Somali military commanders in a bombing in Mogadishu and also thwarting a raid by U.S. Special Forces and Somali soldiers in Lower Shabelle.

Thursday, 06 December 2018
IS Claims 7 Casualties Among Explosives Experts in Blast in Mogadishu, Threatens Coming Attacks

The Islamic State (IS) claimed inflicted seven casualties among explosive experts in a bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The group's Somalia Province issued a communique on December 3, 2018, stating that a "security detachment" planted an improvised explosive device (IED) at Bakara market and detonated it as explosives experts attempted to dismantle it.

Monday, 03 December 2018
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Town in Bay, Attacks on AMISOM, PSF, and SNA Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed seizing control over the town of Gufgudud in Somalia's Bay region following an offensive, and also took responsibility for six other attacks in three days. Shahada News Agency, an Arabic media unit for the al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, published seven messages on November 28-30, 2018, reporting Shabaab operations in Mogadishu (Banaadir), Bari, Bay, Lower Juba, and Lower Shabelle regions.

Friday, 30 November 2018
Shabaab Gives Detailed Report on Suicide Raid Killing Sufi Scholar and Motivation for Attack

After an initial report in which it claimed credit for the suicide raid killing Sufi scholar Sheikh Abdiweli Ali Elmi, who it called a "blasphemer against the Messenger of Allah," the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement provided details on the attack and its motivations for waging it.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Suicide Raid Killing Sufi Scholar in Mudug, Inflicting at Least 26 Casualties Among Somali Soldiers in 4 Other Attacks

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed credit for the suicide raid in Mudug killing Sufi scholar Sheikh Abdiweli Ali Elmi, calling him a "blasphemer against the Messenger of Allah".

Monday, 26 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Assassination Attempt on Puntland Judicial Official, Two More Attacks on Electoral Committee Members

After claiming credit for murdering an electoral committee member on November 10, 2018, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement killed two more, in addition to making an assassination attempt on the deputy chairman of Puntland's Supreme Court.

Friday, 23 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Assassination Attempt on Somali MP in Capital Among 6 Attacks in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an assassination attempt on a parliamentarian among six attacks throughout the country on the same day.

On November 20, 2018, the group's Shahada News Agency published six reports, among which is a claim for bombing a vehicle belonging to Somali MP Dahir Amin Jesow in downtown Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Defensive and Offensive Operations on Galmudug Forces in Galguduud, 17 Attacks in 9 Days

The Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 17 attacks in a period of nine days, among which were defensive and offensive operations involving the Galmudug Security Force (GSF) in Galduduud, a region of little to no Shabaab military activity in the past year.

Monday, 19 November 2018
Shabaab Media Unit Gives Details of Sahafi Hotel Attack in Mogadishu

A media unit for the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement gave details of the attack at the Sahafi Hotel in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu, and claimed casualty figures of 30 killed and 120 wounded.

Saturday, 10 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Two Suicide Bombings and Raid at Sahafi Hotel in Somali Capital

The Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed two suicide bombings and a raid at the Sahafi Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.

Friday, 09 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Assassinating Hirshabelle MP in Mogadishu, Killing Official for Somali Special Forces in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, the Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed assassinating a Hirshabelle MP in Mogadishu while failing in an attempt to assassinate a government official in Bardale two days prior, and killing a supply director for Somali Special Forces in Lower Shabelle.

Thursday, 08 November 2018
Shabaab Releases Documentary-Style Video Promoting Jihad in Somalia, Shows March 2018 Ambush of AMISOM Forces in Bal'ad

Al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, released a documentary-style video promoting jihad in the country and featuring footage from the March 2, 2018, ambush of Burundian forces within AMISOM in the town of Bal'ad.

Wednesday, 07 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Two Attacks on Somali Special Forces, One Hitting a Foreign Officer, in Mogadishu and Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed two attacks on Somali Special Forces, one hitting an officer identified as foreign, in Mogadishu and Lower Shabelle.

Tuesday, 06 November 2018
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Killing of Somali Customs Officer in Puntland

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency issued a report claiming the shooting of a customs agent in Bosaso.

Friday, 02 November 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombings and Shootings on AMISOM, Kenyan, and Somali Forces in Central and Southern Somalia

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

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

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

Thursday, 18 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Offensive in Lower Shabelle During Presence of Somali President

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed mounting a major offensive in Merca, the provincial capital of Lower Shabelle, during the presence of Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi (Farmajo) Mohamed.

Monday, 15 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Executing Another Five Spies in Middle Juba

Just two days after announcing its execution of five spies in Somalia's Middle Juba region, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement declared its implementing the "punishment for apostasy" on another five in the same region.

Thursday, 11 October 2018
Shahada News Claims Shabaab Executed Five Spies Working for US, British, and Somali Intelligence

Shahada News Agency, the media unit for Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) Somali branch, reported the executions of 5 alleged spies.

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

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

Monday, 08 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing on "EU" Convoy in Mogadishu, Seizing Control Over Villages and Town in Southern Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a suicide bombing on what it called a "convoy of European Union officers and trainers" in the capital, Mogadishu, in addition to seizing control over villages and a town in southern regions.

Monday, 01 October 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing Kenyan Military Truck in Kenya's Mandera County, Inflicting Over a Dozens Casualties to SNA in Somalia

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

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

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

Tuesday, 25 September 2018
IS' "Somalia Province" Gives Rare Look at Daily Life of its Fighters

The Islamic State's (IS) "Somalia Province" published a photo report giving a rare look at the daily life of its fighters.

Monday, 24 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing U.S. Forces in Middle Shabelle, Killing at Least 18 Somali Soldiers in 5 Days

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing a joint patrol of American and Burundian forces in Middle Shabelle, and reported the killing of at least 18 Somali soldiers within five days.

Monday, 24 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 23 Somali Soldiers in 2-Day Period, Reports Enemy Drone Hitting Hospital and School

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claiming killing 23 Somali soldiers combined in two attacks in Gedo and Lower Juba in two days, and reported an enemy drone hitting a general hospital and school for boys in Middle Juba.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing Kenyan Military Vehicles in Lower Juba, Assassination Attempt on Somali MP in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing Kenyan military vehicles in Lower Shabelle and making an assassination attempt on Somali MP Muhammad Mursal in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 17 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Thwarting U.S. Special Forces Operation in Lower Shabelle, Bombing KDF Vehicle in Mandera County

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed thwarting an operation by U.S. Special Forces in Lower Shabelle region in its home base of Somalia and bombing a Kenyan military vehicle in Mandera County in neighboring Kenya.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Shabaab Claims 20 Killed in Suicide Bombing at Hodan District Offices

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing over 20 Somali soldiers in a suicide bombing at the Hodan district offices in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 10 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing on Howl-Wadag District HQ in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the suicide bombing at the Howl-Wadag district headquarters in the capital, Mogadishu.

Sunday, 02 September 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 20 Kenyan Soldiers in Ambush in Lamu County, Attacks on SNA and AMISOM

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

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Shabaab Claims Assassination Attempt on Somali Deputy Defense Minister in Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the assassination attempt on deputy defense minister Abdullahi Olad Rooble in the capital, Mogadishu, in addition to two attacks in its home base of Somalia and one in neighboring Kenya.

Thursday, 23 August 2018
Shabaab Releases Video on September 2017 Raid at Somali Special Forces (Danab) Base in Barire

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video on the September 28, 2017, raid at a Somali Special Forces (Danab) camp in Barire, in Lower Shabelle region.

Thursday, 23 August 2018
Shabaab Claims Eight Attacks in Four Days in Southern Somalia

Within four days, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed eight attacks on Ugandan, U.S., Somali, and Burundian forces in three regions of Somalia.

Monday, 20 August 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing KDF Vehicle in Mandera, Attacks on AMISOM and SNA in Multiple Areas in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed multiple attacks in the country on AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA) forces, and a bombing on Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) in Mandera County in neighboring Kenya.

Monday, 13 August 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 11 Kenyan Soldiers in Lamu County, Somali Soldier in Lower Shabelle

 

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed assassinating a Somali soldier in its home base of Somalia and killing 11 Kenyan forces in Lamu County in neighboring Kenya.

Wednesday, 08 August 2018
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing at SNA Checkpoint in Afgoye, Executing Captive Soldiers in Lower Juba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding 10 soldiers from the Somali National Army (SNA) in Afgoye, in addition to eight other operations and the execution of captive Somali soldiers elsewhere in the country.

Sunday, 05 August 2018
Now Using "Province" for Somalia, IS Claims Attacks on Security Forces in Mogadishu and Lower Shabelle

Now using the "province" designation for Somalia, the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for attacks on security forces in the capital, Mogadishu, and Lower Shabelle.

Friday, 03 August 2018
Shabaab Video Documents 16 Attacks on SNA and Somali Special Forces (Danab) Throughout Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video documenting 16 attacks against the Somali National Army (SNA) and the Somali Special Forces unit Danab throughout the country.

Wednesday, 01 August 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing Djiboutian Forces in Explosion at Bulo Burde Airport

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing Djiboutian forces within the AMISOM mission in a bombing in Bulo Burde airport, as well as a clash and assassination targeted Somali soldiers and police in Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 01 August 2018
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Town in Gedo, Attacking Ugandan and Somali Soldiers in Lower Shabelle and Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed seizing control over a town in the country's Gedo region and attacking Ugandan forces within AMISOM and Somali soldiers in Lower Shabelle and Mogadishu.

Monday, 30 July 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing Burundian Military Vehicles Twice in Same Location on Same Day, Killing 10 Somali Soldiers Near U.S. Base

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing Burundian (AMISOM) military vehicles twice in the same location on the same day, and also killing 10 Somali soldiers near a U.S.

Friday, 27 July 2018
Shabaab Claims Capturing Town in Middle Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed capturing a town in Middle Shabelle following the withdrawal of Somali forces.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Shabaab Publishes Photo Report on Captured SNA Base and Village Near Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, published a photo report on the village and Somali National Army (SNA) base it captured therein following a raid near Kismayo.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 30+, Wounding Dozens in Dual Suicide Operation near Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing over 30 and wounding dozens of Somali forces in a dual suicide operation near Kismayo, Lower Juba, in addition to attacks in Banaadir, Bay, Lower Shabelle, and Puntland.

Monday, 23 July 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 5 Somali Soldiers in Qoryoley (Lower Shabelle), Striking AMISOM Base Outside Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 5 Somali soldiers in separate attacks in Qoryoley and striking an AMISOM base outside the capital, Mogadishu.

Thursday, 19 July 2018
Shabaab Claims 25+ Casualties in 2 Suicide Bombings and Raid at Presidential Palace in Mogadishu, Other Attacks in Capital and Afgoye

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding over 25 Presidential Palace guards in two suicide bombings and a raid at the location in Mogadishu, in addition to waging other attacks in the capital and in Afgoye.

Monday, 16 July 2018
Shabaab Claims Over 34 Killed, Dozens Wounded in Suicide Attack in Mogadishu

In a follow-up to its prior reports on the suicide attack at the Somali Interior and Security Ministries in the capital, Mogadishu, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing over 34 staff members and wounding dozens of others.

Sunday, 08 July 2018
Shabaab Claims Suicide Attack on Somali Interior and Security Ministries in Capital, Strike in Kenya's Mandera County

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a suicide bombing and raid on the Somali Ministries of Interior and Security in the capital, Mogadishu, in addition to two other attacks in the country and a fourth in Mandera County in neighboring Kenya.

Saturday, 07 July 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing an Additional 23 "Pro-Ethiopia Militia" Elements in Mudug

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing an additional 23 elements from what it described as a "pro-Ethiopia" militia in Mudug, and killing two Somali soldiers at a checkpoint in Middle Shabelle.

Friday, 06 July 2018
Shabaab Reports Mortar Strike on AMISOM's Janale Base, Claims Attacks on SNA in Mogadishu and Afgoye

The Somali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed a mortar strike on AMISOM's Janale base and bombing a Ugandan contingent in Qoryoley, in addition to attacks on Somali soldiers in Mogadishu and Afgoye.

Monday, 02 July 2018
As IS Claimed Attacks Increase in Somalia, 'Amaq Video Shows Shooting Death of 2 Somali Government Finance Employees in Mogadishu

As claimed attacks by the Islamic State (IS) increase in frequency in Somalia, and particularly in the capital, Mogadishu, the group's 'Amaq News Agency released a video showing a fighter brazenly killing two government finance employees on a street in broad daylight.

Friday, 29 June 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing U.S.-Trained Somali Special Forces in Wanlaweyn, AMISOM and SNA Forces in Bal’ad

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing U.S.-trained Somali Special Forces in Lower Shabelle and AMISOM and SNA forces in Middle Shabelle.

Thursday, 28 June 2018
Shabaab Claims Multiple Attacks on SNA in Mogadishu, Lower Juba, and Middle Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed multiple attacks on Somali National Army (SNA) forces in Mogadishu, Lower Juba, and Middle Shabelle, in a 7-day span.

Monday, 25 June 2018
IS Claims 3 Attacks in Somalia in 3 Consecutive Days

The Islamic State (IS) claimed three attacks in Somalia in three consecutive days, targeting Somali policemen and a financial official in the capital, Mogadishu, and an intelligence element in Bosaso.

Monday, 18 June 2018
Shabaab Reports Attacks on Burundian and Djiboutian Forces within AMISOM, SNA Soldiers in Central and Southern Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Burundian and Djiboutian forces within the AMISOM mission and and Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers in the center and south of the country.

Thursday, 14 June 2018
One Day After Attack Killing U.S. Soldier, Shabaab Claims Death of 50+ SNA in Suicide Bombing in Same Town

One day after its attack killing a U.S. soldier in Bulo Gadud, a town in Somalia's Lower Juba region, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed to have caused the death of over 50 Somali soldiers in a suicide bombing in the same town.

Monday, 11 June 2018
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Town Following Attack on SNA Barracks, Storming two AMISOM Bases in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed that its fighters seized control over a town in Bakool following an attack on Somali National Army (SNA) barracks, and inflicted losses among Ugandan forces in the AMISOM mission when fighters stormed two military bases in Lower Shabelle.

Monday, 11 June 2018
Shabaab Claims "Fierce Attack" on Joint U.S.-Somali Base Near Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed mounting a "fierce attack" on a joint U.S.-Somali military base near Kismayo and killing and wounding over five American soldiers.

Friday, 08 June 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 20+ Kenyan Soldiers in Garissa Bombing, 2 Hirshabelle MPs in Bal'ad Ambush

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing over 20 Kenyan soldiers in a bomb blast in Kenya's Garissa County, and in its home base of Somalia, took credit for five attacks on June 3-5, 2018, including that which killed two MPs in the Hirshabelle administration in Middle Shabelle.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018
'Amaq Releases Video of IS Fighter Killing Somali Policeman in Mogadishu's Bakara Market

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a video of a group fighter killing a Somali policeman in the Bakara market of the capital, Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018
Shabaab Claims Destroying U.S. Military Vehicle in Lower Shabelle, Storming PSF Base Near Bosaso

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed destroying a U.S. military vehicle in Lower Shabelle and inflicting casualties among those soldiers onboard, and storming a Puntland Security Force (PSF) base near Bosaso.

Monday, 04 June 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding 150+ Somali Soldiers in Offensive in South-Central Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed that its fighters killed and wounded over 150 Somali soldiers in an offensive on their base in Moqokori district in Hiran.

Friday, 01 June 2018
Shabaab Releases Video of Fighter Training, Assassinations in Mogadishu and Bombings in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video of fighter training at a camp named in honor of two former officials, and featuring assassinations in Mogadishu and bombings of AMISOM forces in Lower Shabelle.

Thursday, 31 May 2018
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Ugandan Forces within AMISOM in Lower Shabelle, Several Operations in Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed three attacks on Ugandan forces in two days in Lower Shabelle and took credit for several operations in the capital, Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Shabaab Leader Slams "Parliament of Mercenaries" in Audio Speech, Says Nearly 200 AMISOM Forces Killed in 3 Months

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an audio speech from its leader - the third within three weeks - slamming the Somali government as having a "parliament of mercenaries," and declaring that nearly 200 AMISOM forces were killed in the past three months.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding 72 Somali Security Forces Total in 4 Days

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing and wounding a total of 72 Somali security forces across four provinces in a period of four days.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Shabaab Video Shows Life of Fighters in Golis Mountains, Footage from June 2017 Af Urur Raid

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video highlighting the life of fighters in the Golis Mountains in the north of the country, and featuring footage from the June 8, 2017, raid on the Af Urur military base.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018
'Amaq Releases Video of IS Fighter Assassinating Somali Intel Agent in Mogadishu's Bakara Market

'Amaq News Agency released a video of an Islamic State (IS) fighter assassinating a Somali intelligence agent in Bakara market in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 07 May 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding 15 KDF Soldiers in Somali Border Town

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding 15 soldiers from the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) in a town on the Somalia-Kenya border.

Monday, 07 May 2018
Shabaab Leader Rallies AQAP in Audio Speech, Advises Attack Escalation

Just one-week after addressing the Syrian Jihad, the leader of the Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement set his sights on Yemen, rallying the fellow AQ branch there, AQAP, and advising it escalation its attacks.

Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Shabaab Claims Repulsing Attack Involving U.S. Forces Near Kismayo, Executing Assassinations in Mogadishu

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed repulsing an attack involving U.S. forces near Kismayo, in Lower Juba province, and executing assassinations of Somali soldiers in Mogadishu.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

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

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

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

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

American Suicide Bomber Active On Social Networking Site

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

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

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

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

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

Syrian Faction Uses Facebook, Skype to Recruit Fighters

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

Facebook Page Reports on Death of Alleged Bulgarian Jihadist In Pakistan

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

Social Network Jihad: Madad News Agency on Facebook

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