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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
IS Shows Assassination of Somali Intel Agent in Mogadishu in Photos

The Islamic State (IS) published photos showing the assassination of a Somali intelligence agent in the Bakara market in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

Thursday, 26 April 2018
Shabaab Claims 8 Attacks in One-Week on SNA and AMISOM Forces

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed eight attacks in one-week on Somali soldiers and AMISOM forces in the country.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Shabaab Leader Promotes Syrian Jihad as Open to Foreign Fighters, Vilifies Turkish Role in Country

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a rare speech from its leader, promoting the Syrian Jihad as open to foreign fighters and vilifying the role of Turkey in that country and others.

Monday, 23 April 2018
Shabaab Releases 3rd and Final Episode in Video Series on Qur'anic Recitation Competition for Children

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released the third episode in its video series on Qur'anic recitation competitions for children in areas under its control.

Friday, 20 April 2018
'Amaq Video Shows Somali Soldier Killed by Gunfire in Afgoye

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a video showing the shooting death of Somali soldier in Afgoye.

Monday, 16 April 2018
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Ugandan Forces (AMISOM) in Lower Shabelle, Somali Troops and Police in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed ambushing Ugandan forces within the AMISOM mission in Lower Shabelle, and attacking Somali troops and police in that region and in Mogadishu.

Monday, 16 April 2018
Shabaab Releases 2nd Episode in Video Series on Qur'anic Recitation Competition for Children

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released the second episode in its video series on Qur'anic recitation competitions for children in areas under its control.

Friday, 13 April 2018
Shabaab Claims Repulsing Attack Involving U.S. Forces, Storming Bases of KDF and AMISOM Forces in Gedo and Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed repulsing an attack involving U.S. forces in Lower Juba, and also storming bases of AMISOM forces in Gedo and Lower Shabelle.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 18 Somali Soldiers in 2 Car Bombings in Mogadishu

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) affiliate, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing over 18 Somali soldiers in two car bombings in the capital.

Friday, 06 April 2018
Shabaab Releases 1st Episode in Video Series on Qur'anic Recitation Competition for Children

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released the first episode in a video series on Qur'anic recitation competitions for children in areas under its control.

Friday, 06 April 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing Approximately 27 Somali Soldiers in Armed Attack and Series of Bombings in Hiran

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) affiliate, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed killing approximately 27 Somali soldiers in an armed attack and a series of bombings in Hiran region.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Shabaab Reports Over 30 Somali Forces Killed in Operations in Past 5 Days in Mogadishu, Including 2 with VBIEDs

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported that over 30 Somali security forces were killed in operations in the past five days in the capital, Mogadishu, including two with vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED).

Monday, 26 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Car Bombing Outside Wehliye Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the detonation of a car bomb outside the Wehliye Hotel in downtown Mogadishu, targeting a gathering of government officials and security officers.

Thursday, 22 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing Puntland Mine Action Dept. Official, Repulsing Attack Involving U.S., AMISOM, and Somali Forces

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed attacks in Bosaso, Bulo Gadud, Mogadishu, and elsewhere in the country, including one killing the official of Puntland's Mine Action Department, and another involving the repulsion of a joint strike by U.S., AMISOM, and Somali forces.

Thursday, 15 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Attacks on AMISOM Forces, "UAE-Trained" Somali Troops in Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, Bay, and Gedo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Ethiopian and Ugandan forces within the AMISOM mission and also what is described as "UAE-trained" Somali troops in Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, Bay, and Gedo.

Monday, 12 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Six Attacks in Three Days in Lower Shabelle, Hiran, & Mogadishu (Banaadir)

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed seven operations on Somali and Djiboutian forces in Lower Shabelle, Hiran, and Banaadir, including four in the country’s capital, Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018
'Amaq Reports on and Provides Video of IS Fighter Killed Somali Intel Agent in Afgoye

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported on and later provided a video of the assassination of a Somali intelligence agent in Afgoye.

Tuesday, 06 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing Over 50 AMISOM Troops in Bay and Middle Shabelle, 6 Kenyan Soldiers in Mandera

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing more than 53 AMISOM troops in two operations, one in Bay region and the other in Middle Shabelle, and also reported the death of six Kenyan soldiers in an attack in Kenya's Mandera County.

Sunday, 04 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 80+ Somali Soldiers and 4 South African Trainers in Suicide Bombing in Afgooye, Seizing Control Over Bal'ad

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing over 80 Somali soldiers and four South African trainers in a suicide bombing in Afgooye, and also announced its seizing control over the city of Bal'ad after a raid on AMISOM and SNA bases.

Friday, 02 March 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 20+ in Suicide Operation Near Mogadishu, Attacks in Gedo and Banaadir

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing more than 20 in a suicide operation near Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, as well as four further attacks in the country’s Banaadir and Gedo regions on Somali, Kenyan, and Ethiopian forces.

Thursday, 01 March 2018
Pro-AQ TG Channel Summarizes Audio Interview with Shabaab Suicide Bomber from Feb 23rd Attack

A pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) Telegram channel provided an English summary for a Somali interview with one of the two Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement suicide bombers prior to his carry out his attack at the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu on February 23, 2018.

Monday, 26 February 2018
Shabaab Reports Over 80 Casualties in Suicide Bombings, Raid on Government Targets in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, provided a final update on its dual suicide bombings and raid on the Presidential Palace and intelligence HQ in the capital, Mogadishu, claiming over 80 casualties.

Sunday, 25 February 2018
Shabaab Media Unit States 35 Killed in Suicide Raid in Somali Capital

A media unit of al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, put the death toll at 35 from the suicide raid mounted by fighters in the capital, Mogadishu.

Saturday, 24 February 2018
Shabaab Claims Two Suicide Operations and “Fierce Clashes” Near Presidential Palace in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed two suicide operations and ongoing clashes near the presidential palace in Mogadishu.

Friday, 23 February 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing American Soldier, 4 Somali Forces in Bulo Gadud

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed that its fighters killed an American soldier and four forces from the Somali National Army (SNA) in Bulo Gadud in Lower Juba region.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 3 Kenyan Christians, Ambushing Joint U.S., AMISOM, SNA Convoy in Bulo Gadud

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, the Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed ambushing a joint convoy of U.S., AMISOM, and Somali forces in Bulo Gadud, and in neighboring Kenya, took credit for the killing of three Christians.

Monday, 19 February 2018
Shabaab Claims Bombing Joint American-Somali Convoy Near Baledogle Airfield Amid 10 Attacks in 4 Days

Amidst a series of ten attacks in four days in Bay, Lower Shabelle, Mogadishu, and Puntland, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahdieen Movement, claimed bombing a joint military convoy of American and Somali forces near Baledogle Airfield.

Friday, 16 February 2018
Shabaab Claims Taking Temporary Control of Somali Towns, Shelling KDF Base in Kenya

Within the span of one-week, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 20 attacks, one of them in Kenya, and seizing short-term control over two Somali towns.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
IS Claims Assassinating Somali Special Forces Member in Afgoye

The Islamic State (IS) claimed the assassination of a Somali Special Forces element in the country’s Lower Shebelle region.

Thursday, 08 February 2018
Shabaab Boasts of Seizing 3 U.S. Drones in One Week, Claims Attacks on SNA and AMISOM Forces Throughout Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, boasted that its fighters seized three U.S. drones in the span of one week, and claimed attacks on SNA and AMISOM forces in the south, center, and northeast of the country.

Monday, 05 February 2018
Shabaab Claims Explosive Attacks on Kenyan Forces Near Border, Puntland Forces in Puntland

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed two explosive attacks targeting Kenyan Forces in Lower Juba and Puntland Security Forces in Puntland.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Shabaab Claims Ambushing Kenyan Military Convoy in Garissa, Killing SNA Commander in Burhakaba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, the Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, claimed killing at least three Kenyan soldiers in an ambush in Garissa County in neighboring Kenya, and took credit for the assassination of a Somali National Army (SNA) commander in Burhakaba in Somalia’s Bay region.

Monday, 29 January 2018
Shabaab Reports Capturing U.S. Spy Drone in Lower Juba, Hitting 3 SNA Officers in Bomb Blast

The Somali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, reported that its fighters captured a U.S. spy plane that fell near Kismayo in Lower Juba region, and among its attacks, hit three Somali National Army (SNA) officers in a bomb blast in Mogadishu.

Thursday, 25 January 2018
Shabaab Claims 14 Attacks in Lower Juba, Puntland, Bay, Lower Shabelle, Banaadir

Within five days, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed 14 attacks, including five in Mogadishu, targeting U.S., Somali, African, and Ugandan forces in five regions of the country.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018
'Amaq Releases Video of IS Killing Somali Finance Official in Afgoye

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that group fighters killed a finance official in the Somali town of Afgoye and released a video of the body.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Shabaab Holds HRW Responsible for U.S.-Somali Raid on Alleged Shariah Institute for Children in Middle Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, charged Human Rights Watch (HRW) as responsible for a joint U.S.-Somali raid on what it called a Shariah institute for children in the country’s Middle Shabelle region.

Monday, 22 January 2018
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over SNA Base Near Afgoye, Two Attacks in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed seizing control over a Somali National Army (SNA) base near Afgoye, in the country's Lower Shabelle region, and reported two attacks inside Kenya.

Monday, 15 January 2018
'Amaq Video Shows Somali Intel Member Killed by IS in Afgoye

'Amaq News Agency reported that the Islamic State (IS) killed a Somali intelligence member in Afgoye, a town in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, and provided a video of the dead body.

Monday, 15 January 2018
Shabaab Media Units Reports 32 Somali and AMISOM Soldiers Killed, Wounded in Single Day in Southern Somalia

A media unit of al-Qaeda's (AQ) Somali branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, reported casualties among 32 Somali and AMISOM soldiers in operations in the south of the country in a single day.

Friday, 12 January 2018
Shabaab Clams Seizing Control over Somalia-Kenya Border Town, Inflicting Over Two Dozen Casualties Among SNA in and Near Capital

Movement, claimed seizing control over a town on the country's border with Kenya, and inflicting over two dozen casualties among Somali soldiers in and near the capital, Mogadishu.

Thursday, 11 January 2018
Shabaab Claims IED Strike on U.S.-Trained Alpha Group in Somalia, Attacks in Kenya's Mandera and Wajir Counties

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing a vehicle carrying U.S.-trained Somali Special Forces called "Alpha Group" near the capital, and also clashing with enemy forces in Kenya's Wajir County.

Monday, 08 January 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 6 Kenyan Policemen in Ambush in Mandera, Three Attacks in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing six Kenyan policemen in an ambush in Kenya's Mandera County, and reported three attacks in Mogadishu, the capital of its homebase of Somalia.

Tuesday, 02 January 2018
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control Over Kenyan Town, Destroying Church, Police Station, and Safaricom HQ

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed seizing control over a town in Kenya's Garissa County and destroying there a church, a police station, and a headquarters of the communications company Safaricom.

Monday, 01 January 2018
Shabaab Claims Killing 2 Kenyan Christians in Ambush in Lamu County

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, the Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, claimed killing two Christians in an ambush in Kenya's Lamu County.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017
In Inaugural Official Video from Somalia, IS Fighters Call to "Hunt Down" Disbelievers During Holiday Season

In its inaugural official video from Somalia, the Islamic State (IS) urged supporters all over the world to "hunt down" disbelievers during the holiday season and to strike churches and markets, and featured fighters calling on their brethren to fight.

Monday, 25 December 2017
Shabaab Reports Executing Homosexuals and Spies, Claims Attacking Somali Defense Ministry in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, announced that it executed two homosexual men and five spies working for the American, Kenyan, and Somali intelligence, and also claimed attacking the Somali Defense Ministry in Mogadishu.

Monday, 25 December 2017
Shabaab Claims Bombing U.S.-Somali Patrol in Puntland, Attacking SNA Barracks in Afgoye

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed bombing a joint patrol of American and Somali forces in Puntland state in the northeast of the country, and also attacking Somali National Army (SNA) barracks in Afgoye.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Shabaab Maintains Frequent Attacks in Puntland, Claims 4 Strikes in 7 Day

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, has maintained its frequency of attacks into another week in Puntland state, with four strikes killing at least three.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 29, Wounding 35 in Suicide Bombing at Police Academy in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the suicide bombing at a police academy in Hamar-Jajab district in the capital, and reported the killing of 29 policemen and wounding of 35 others.

Thursday, 14 December 2017
'Amaq Reports Two IS Attacks in Somalia in One Day

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported two attacks by group fighters in Somalia in one day, with one in Puntland and the other in Lower Shabelle.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Shabaab Video Shows Suicide Bombing and Raid on SNA Base in Beled Hawa, Freeing Prisoners

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video focusing on the suicide bombing and raid on a Somali National Army (SNA) base in Beled Hawa, and the subsequent freeing of inmates from the city's central prison.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Shabaab Claims 3 Attacks in Puntland in One Week, Multiple Strikes on SNA Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed three attacks in and around Bosaso in Puntland region in one-week, and multiple strikes on Somali National Army (SNA) forces elsewhere in the country.

The group's Shahada News Agency reported 14 attacks in messages published on December 4-11, 2017, and in another post, stated that three Somali soldiers surrendered to the Shabaab in Galguduud. According to the reports, in Puntland, fighters killed a police officer in Bosaso on December 4, stormed a military base in Af Urur on December 8, and attacked another military base in Galgala on December 11, using heavy weapons. Among other claimed operations, Shahada informed that the Shabaab affixed a sticky bomb to the vehicle of a Somali military officer in Galkayo, in Mudug region, on December 6, and stormed a base of kenyan forces in Afmadow.

Monday, 11 December 2017
Shabaab Promotes Jihad in Response to U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

The General Command of al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, promoted jihad and urged Muslims to support the cause of al-Aqsa and Jerusalem with "souls and money," in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump recognizing the holy city as Israel's capital.

Saturday, 09 December 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing Somali Military Official in Ambush, Reports Surrender of Two SNA Officers

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing a Somali military official and two of his guards in an ambush in Middle Shabelle region, and reported that two Somali army officers surrendered in Middle Juba.

Sunday, 03 December 2017
Shabaab Claims Attack on Puntland Presidential Guards, Strikes on Kenyan and Somali Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed credit for an attack on Puntland presidential guards in Bosaso, and strikes on Kenyan and Somali forces in Hiran, Lower Juba, and Lower Shabelle regions.

Thursday, 30 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Ambushing Kenyan Police in Lamu County (Kenya), Ugandan Police in Lower Shabelle (Somalia)

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed ambushing Ugandan soldiers within the AMISOM mission in the country, and also attacking Kenyan police in Kenya's Lamu County.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Shabaab Military Spokesman Denies 100+ Fighters Killed in U.S. Airstrike on Training Camp

The military spokesman for the al-Qaeda (AQ)-linked Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement denied a claim by U.S. AFRICOM that an airstrike on a camp northwest of Mogadishu killed over 100 fighters.

The group's Shahada News Agency published a message on November 21, 2017, stating that the spokesman, Abdul Aziz Abu Musab, rejected the claim, and did not add any remark. In addition to that message, Shahada reported four attacks, one targeting Ethiopian Liyuu (Special) Police in Beledweyne, in Somalia's Hiran region, close to the Somalia-Ethiopia border, and two hitting AMISOM forces, and a fourth striking Somali soldiers.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Attack on Kenyan Police in Lamu County, Multiple Strikes on SNA in Mogadishu

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed an attack on police in Kenya's Lamu County, and took credit for multiple strikes on Somali National Army (SNA) forces in Mogadishu.

Monday, 20 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Attacks on AMISOM Base, SNA Barracks During Visit of Somali PM to Barawe

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on an AMISOM base and SNA barracks in and around Barawe during the visit by Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre to the city.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Shabaab Photographs Farmers Allegedly Killed in U.S. Drone Strike, Claims Repulsing Attack Involving American Forces

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) Somalia-based branch, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, published photos showing three farmers allegedly killed in a U.S. drone strike, and claimed repulsing an attack involving American forces.

Monday, 13 November 2017
Shabaab Releases Video on September 2, 2017, Raid on SNA Base in Bulu Gadud

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video on the September 2, 2017, raid on a Somali National Army (SNA) base in Bulu Gadud, a town located near Kismayo in southern Somalia, were 26 soldiers were allegedly killed.

Monday, 13 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing, Wounding Over 33 Somali Soldiers in Southern Somalia, Strike on Kenyan Base

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed inflicting casualties among more than 33 soldiers from the Somali National Army (SNA) in two attacks in the south of the country, and storming a Kenyan military base in the southwest.

Saturday, 11 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Seizing Control of Strategic Town Following Withdrawal of U.S. and Somali Forces

The Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claimed seizing control of Basra, a town 40km north of Mogadishu, following the withdrawal from it by U.S. forces and Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers.

Friday, 10 November 2017
Shabaab Claims 1st Attack in Kenya in 2 Months, Executes 4 Spies for Ethiopian and Somali Intelligence in Bu'ale

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed its first attack in Kenya in two months, and among its attacks and other actions in its homebase, it executed four spies for the Ethiopian and Somali intelligence in Bu'ale, in Middle Juba region.

Monday, 06 November 2017
Shabaab Claims Attacks on SNA and Ugandan Forces on Roads from Baidoa, Shelling SNA Base Near Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali National Army (SNA) and Ugandan forces on two roads from Baidoa, and shelling an SNA base near Kismayo on two consecutive days.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017
Shabaab Reports 70 Killed, Dozens Wounded in 4-Man Suicide Raid at Nasa-Hablod Two Hotel in Somali Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing 70 people among former Somali MPs, military officers, and a foreign official, and wounding dozens, in a four-man suicide raid in the capital, Mogadishu.

Sunday, 29 October 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing 30, Wounding Dozens as Initial Outcome of Suicide Raid at Nasa-Hablod Two Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch, Somalia, claimed killing 30 government officials, intelligence and security agents, and soldiers, and wounding dozens more in a suicide raid at the Nasa-Hablod Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.

Saturday, 28 October 2017
Shabaab Media Unit Details Case Against Woman Stoned for Adultery, Boasts of Low Crime Rate in Shabaab Controlled Areas

A media unit of the Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, provided details of a case against a woman who took two husbands and was stoned to death, and boasted that its Shariah punishments have lowered the crime rate in areas under Shabaab control.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

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…