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Shabaab Claims Seizing AMISOM Military Base in Lego, Killing 50+

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed seizing a military base of AMISOM forces in the area of Lego in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, and killing more than 50 Burundians.

Friday, 26 June 2015
Shabaab Attacks Intelligence Center in Mogadishu, Ambushes Kenyan Forces in Lamu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement attacked a base near the Somali National Intelligence and Security in Mogadishu with a suicide bombing and raid, and ambushed Kenyan forces in Lamu.

Monday, 22 June 2015
Shabaab Gives Eulogy for AQAP Leader Abu Baseer al-Wuhayshi

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, issued a eulogy for al-Qaeda in the Aabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Abu Baseer Nasser al-Wuhayshi, acknowledging the slain official as a man who guided them.

Friday, 19 June 2015
Shabaab Claims Killing More than 60 Ethiopian Troops in Ambush

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed killing more than 60 Ethiopian troops near the town of Jameeco, and provided photos of burning vehicles and corpses.

Thursday, 18 June 2015
Shabaab Announces Death of Official Hassan Turki After “Chronic Illness”

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced that Hassan Abdullah Hersi Turki, a prominent official in the group, died after a “long struggle with a chronic illness” in the village of Hargeisa Yarey in southern Somalia.

Thursday, 28 May 2015
Shabaab Claims Killing Nearly 25 Kenyan Policemen Near Garissa, Publicly Executes Spies

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing more than 25 Kenyan policemen in two attacks near the Kenyan town of Garissa, and publicly executed four spies, two of whom worked for Kenyan intelligence and the other two for Somali intelligence. Shahada News Agency, a Somalia-focused jihadi media group, reported on the claim and the execution in two messages posted on Twitter on May 26, 2015.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Somali IS Fighters Calls on Muslims in Somalia to Join IS in Video

Furat Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, released a video of Somali fighters calling on Muslims in Somalia to join the group and support its “Caliphate”.

Thursday, 21 May 2015
Shabaab Calls Muslims in Southeast Asia to Act in Support of Rohingya Muslims

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, addressed a message to Muslims in Southeast Asia urging them to “mobilize men, money and resources” to help their Rohingya brethren, both those stranded at sea and those facing suffering in Myanmar (Burma).

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Shabaab Releases Posthumous Video Will of Suicide Bomber Involved in July 2010 Kampala Attack

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, released a posthumous video will of a suicide bomber involved in the July 2010 attack in Kampala, Uganda, threatening strikes in Burundi and Kenya, and urging Muslims to come to the battlefield.

Monday, 11 May 2015
Somali Jihadist Reports Killing of Spy Behind Airstrike Killing Shabaab Official

A Somali jihadist reported that accused spy for the American intelligence who was involved in a U.S. drone killing Sahl al-Ansari, a commander in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, was killed.

Thursday, 07 May 2015
Shabaab Ambushes Kenyan Troops Near Border, Kills Deputy Mayor of Mogadishu District

Shahada News Agency, a Somalia-focused jihadi media group, reported that the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement ambushed Kenyan troops in Liboi near the Kenya-Somalia border, and assassinated the deputy mayor of Wadajir district of Mogadishu.

Thursday, 07 May 2015
Shabaab Fighters Mourn Slain Trainer in Fifth Episode of “In Remembrance”

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, released the fifth episode in its “In Remembrance” series, showing fighters mourning over the dead body of a trainer and commander identified as “Ramzi”.

Saturday, 25 April 2015
Shabaab Releases Video on July 2014 Attack on Gamba Police Station in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, released a video on the July 2014 attack on the Gamba police station in Kenya.

Friday, 17 April 2015
Shabaab Claims Attack on Education Ministry Building in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed credit for a deadly attack on an education ministry building in Mogadishu.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Shabaab Issues Statement on Garissa University College Attack, Warns Kenyan Public of More Bloodshed to Come

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a statement on the deadly attack at Garissa University College in Kenya in which 147 people were killed, calling it “retaliation” on behalf of Muslims, and warning the Kenyan government and public to prepare for more bloodshed.

Sunday, 05 April 2015
AQAP Gives Biography of Slain Fighter who Fought in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Somalia, and Yemen

 

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a biography of a fighter who fought in Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Somalia before being killed in a U.S. airstrike in Yemen.

Monday, 30 March 2015
Shabaab Claims Raid on Maka al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu, Threatens More Attacks

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the raid on the Maka al-Mukarama Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, and threatened additional attacks, declaring that there will be no “safe haven” for the enemy in the country.

Saturday, 28 March 2015
Shabaab Compares Attacks in 2009 and 2014 in Second Episode of “In Remembrance”

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, released the second episode in its “In Remembrance” series, showing similarities between two attacks it mounted in 2009 and 2014.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Shabaab Releases Video on Assassinating Burhakaba Mayor, Attacking Enemy Vehicles, Center in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, released a video on the December 6, 2014, assassination of the mayor of Burhakaba in Bay region, and attacks on Somali and “Crusader” forces in Lower Shabelle.

Friday, 13 March 2015
Shabaab Fighters Reportedly Free All Prisoners in Wanlaweyn After Seizing Control of District

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, reportedly seized temporary control over Wanlaweyn district in Lower Shabelle region and freed all inmates from the prisons.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Seventh Issue of “Gaidi Mtaani” Magazine Promotes the Charlie Hebdo and Westgate Attacks

The publishers of "Gaidi Mtaani" (Terrorism Street), a pro-Shabaab magazine, released the seventh issue, promoting the attacks on Charlie Hebdo's offices in Paris and the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, and featuring an article by a foreign fighter inciting Muslims to leave life on the streets and the "'hood" to an "eternal paradise".

Friday, 27 February 2015
Shabaab Releases Video on Westgate Mall Raid, Threatens More Attacks

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, released a documentary-style video on the September 2013 raid at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and threatened that “Westgate was just the beginning, and with all hopes of peace forever dashed, Kenya's darkest hour is yet to come”.

Saturday, 21 February 2015
Shabaab Claims Car Bombings at Central Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed credit for the deadly car bombings at the Central Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.

Friday, 20 February 2015
Shabaab Claims Assassinating Officers in Somali Aviation Commission, International Planning and Cooperation Ministry

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, claimed assassinating four officers in the Somali government’s Aviation Commission, and an officer in the International Planning and Cooperation Ministry.

Monday, 16 February 2015
Shabaab Claims Killing 27 Enemy Troops in Puntland

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, claimed killing 27 elements from a "militias of the Puntland Administration" in an ambush in the city of Bosaso in the north of the country.

Monday, 16 February 2015
Shabaab Video Portrays Life of Fighters in Battlefield as Positive, Promotes Jihad

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video portraying the life of fighters in the battlefield as positive, in an attempt to dispel the thought that their lives are miserable and the enemy is successful against them.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015
Shabaab Claims Car Bombing at SYL Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the car bombing outside the SYL Hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and stated that it targeted a security meeting attended by Somali officials and foreign elements.

Thursday, 22 January 2015
Shabaab Fighter Claims Decrease in Migrant Fighters amid Syrian Conflict, Prioritizes Syrian Jihad

An alleged American with the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, claimed a decrease in incoming migrant fighters in wake of the Syrian conflict and encouraged fighters to prioritize Syria over Somalia when leaving for jihad.

Thursday, 22 January 2015
IS Recruiter Prioritizes Jihad in Syria over Somalia

An alleged British fighter and prominent Islamic State (IS) recruiter answered a question regarding migration to Somalia by encouraging jihadists to travel to Syria instead.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Shabaab Claims Blast Killing Afgoye Mayor in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for an explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, that killed the mayor of Afgoye, Ali Addow, and two of his bodyguards, a vowed more attacks on government officials.

Monday, 19 January 2015
Shabaab Releases Video on Suicide Raids at Somali Court Complex and Parliament

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, released a video on its suicide raids at the Somali Supreme Court complex in April 2013 and the Somali parliament building in May 2014.

Friday, 16 January 2015
Shabaab Video on Attacks on Somali Court and Parliament Features American and Canadian Fighters

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video on its suicide raids at the Somali Supreme Court complex in April 2013 and the Somali parliament building in May 2014, featuring clips of American and Canadian fighters.

Thursday, 08 January 2015
Shabaab Executes Four Spies in Gedo, Two of Whom Allegedly Worked for the CIA

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reportedly executed four spies in Baardheere district in Somalia's Gedo region, two of whom allegedly worked for the CIA and were separately involved in the planning for a drone strike on a Shabaab leader, and the U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Barawe in October 2013.

Thursday, 08 January 2015
Shabaab Releases Video on Capturing Kudhaa Island, Beheading Pro-Government Element

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video on its fighters capturing Kudhaa island in Somalia's Lower Juba region in November 2014, including a scene with the decapitated head of a pro-government element.

Tuesday, 06 January 2015
Shabaab Claims Car Bombing Targeting Intel Forces in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the car bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which targeted U.S.-trained Somali intelligence forces known as “Alpha Group”.

Sunday, 04 January 2015
Shabaab Claims AMISOM Base Raid as Revenge for Killing of Former Leader

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement declared that its raid on the AMISOM Halane military base near Mogadishu International Airport came in revenge for the killing of its former leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir (AKA Ahmed Abdi Godane).

Thursday, 25 December 2014
Shabaab Claims Downing Kenyan Aircraft in Kismayo, Wounding Federal MP in Drive-by Shooting in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed it shot down a Kenyan military aircraft in the city of Kismayo in Somalia’s Lower Juba region, and also claimed wounding a Federal Member of Parliament and killing other individuals in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu.

Thursday, 04 December 2014
Shabaab Releases Video of Capturing Deynunay Village in Somalia’s Bay Region

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video of its fighters allegedly capturing Deynunay village in Somalia’s Bay region.

Thursday, 04 December 2014
Shabaab Claims Bombing of UN Convoy in Mogadishu, Killing 37 Christians Near Mandera

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for an explosion that struck a UN convoy in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and also claimed the killing of 37 Christians near Mandera, on the Kenya-Somalia border.

Wednesday, 03 December 2014
Shabaab Spokesman Calls for Revenge for Killing of Former Leader

In a eulogy for former Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, the group's spokesman, Ali Mahmoud Raji (AKA Ali Dheere) called upon Muslims in Somalia and East Africa to take revenge against America.

Monday, 01 December 2014
Shabaab Supporters Release “Special Edition” of Gaidi Mtaani Magazine Featuring Last Speech of Former Shabaab Leader

The publishers of "Gaidi Mtaani" (Terrorism Street), a pro-Shabaab magazine, released the fifth issue, consisting solely of the English and Swahili transcripts of the final message from former Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir.

Monday, 24 November 2014
AQAP Official Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi Speaks on al-Qaeda’s War with the U.S., Death of Shabaab Leader, Creation of AQIS

In the second section of the interview by al-Malahem Media Foundation, the media arm of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), with Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, the group official discussed al-Qaeda's ongoing war with the U.S., the killing of former Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, and the creation of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).

Friday, 07 November 2014
Shabaab Video Shows Raid on Town of Mubarak, Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, released a video of it fighters raiding the town of Mubarak in Lower Shabelle province and then "cleansing it from the apostates".

Friday, 07 November 2014
American Jihadist in Somalia Advises Prospects to Fight in Syria and Iraq

An alleged jihadist from Minnesota, now in Somalia, called for jihadist prospects to prioritize fighting in Syria and Iraq over that of Somalia.

Friday, 07 November 2014
AQIS Gives Eulogy for Former Shabaab Leader, Reminds that U.S. Must be Fought

Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) offered condolences for the killing of Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir (AKA Ahmed Abdi Godane), the former leader of al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, and reminded Somali fighters that the U.S. it its primary enemy and must be fought.

Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Former Shabaab Leader Promotes Martyrdom in Posthumous Audio

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a posthumous audio lecture from its former leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, promoting martyrdom in the battlefield.

Thursday, 30 October 2014
Shabaab Expresses Support for Muslims in CAR in Video, Raids Somali HQ

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, released a video expressing support for Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR), and featuring a raid by its fighters on a Somali military headquarters in the city of Janale in Lower Shabelle province.

Sunday, 26 October 2014
Shabaab Video Shows Confession of Spy Involved in French Raid, Drone Strike on Official

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released the third episode in its series “They are the Enemies, So Beware of Them,” featuring the confession of a spy involved in the French raid to free Denis Allex in January 2013, and a drone strike on an official.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Jihadist Claims Shabaab Rejected Attempt by IS to Buy Pledge of Allegiance

A prominent jihadist claimed that the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement rejected an attempt by representatives of the Islamic State (IS) to buy its pledge of allegiance.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Shabaab Releases Video on June 2013 UN Compound Attack in Mogadishu

Al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, released a video on its June 2013 suicide raid at the United Nations Common Compound (UNCC) in the capital, Mogadishu, and described the UN as a "satanic force of evil".

Saturday, 04 October 2014
Shabaab Releases Video on June 2013 UN Compound Attack in Mogadishu

Al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, released a video on its June 2013 suicide raid at the United Nations Common Compound (UNCC) in the capital, Mogadishu, and described the UN as a “satanic force of evil”.

Saturday, 04 October 2014
Brigades of Abdullah Azzam Gives Condolences for Slain Shabaab Leader

The Brigades of Abdullah Azzam gave condolences to Muslims, to al-Qaeda and its commanders and branches, and to the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement for the killing of its former leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir (AKA Ahmed Abdi Godane).

Monday, 22 September 2014
Ansar al-Shariah in Tunisia Gives Condolences for Godane, Urges Revenge

Ansar al-Shariah in Tunisia offered its condolences to the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, for the death of its leader in a U.S. airstrike, and urged Shabaab fighters to take revenge.

Thursday, 11 September 2014
TTP Jamat-ul-Ahrar Gives Condolences for Death of Former Shabaab Leader

The splinter group from Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamat-ul-Ahrar offered condolences to the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement for the death of its former leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir (AKA Ahmed Abdi Godane).

Wednesday, 10 September 2014
AQAP Gives Eulogy for Former Shabaab Leader Godane

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) gave a eulogy for former Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir (AKA Ahmed Abdi Godane), who was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

Monday, 08 September 2014
Shabaab’s Military Command Pledges to New Leader After Death of Godane

The military command of al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, pledged allegiance to its new leader, Ahmad Umar, after its former leader was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

Monday, 08 September 2014
Shabaab Appoints New Leader After Death of Godane, Renews Pledge to Zawahiri

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement confirmed the death of its leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir (AKA Ahmed Abdi Godane), and appointed a successor, and also renewed its pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Saturday, 06 September 2014
Shabaab Video Shows Qur’an Memorization Competition Between Fighters

Al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, released a video showing Qur’an memorization competitions between its fighters in 2012 and 2013.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Shabaab Releases Video on Failed French Raid to Rescue Hostage

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a documentary-style video on the French raid to free Denis Allex in Somalia in January 2013, featuring a confession by the spy involved in the operation, and showing the deceased body of Allex.

Friday, 01 August 2014
Shabaab Official Remarks on Mogadishu Operations; Desire to Target UN, Turkish Figures

Ali Muhammad Hussein (AKA Ali Jabal), the "governor" of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement for Somalia's Banaadir province, which includes Mogadishu, stated in an interview that the UN is an "idol that must be destroyed" and that Turks are among the group's targets after AMISOM.

Monday, 14 July 2014
Shabaab Claims Bombings in Djibouti, Calls French Primary Target in Attack

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the bombings in Djibouti on May 25, 2014, and indicated that French officers were the primary target due to "heinous crimes" by France against Muslims in Africa and the Central African Republic (CAR) in particular.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Shabaab Calls American Youth To Join Them in Mujahideen Moments 5

Al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, called for Western youth to join the organization or carry out lone wolf attacks in the fifth entry into their Mujahideen Moments video series.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Shabaab Promotes Westgate Raid, Threatens More Attacks in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement promoted the September 2013 raid on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi and threatened additional attacks in Kenya, claiming that there are "hundreds of men who are wishing for such an operation."

Thursday, 17 April 2014
Shabaab Video Shows Raid in Afmadow, Biography of Three Slain Fighters

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video on its August 7, 2013, raid on the city of Afmadow in Somalia's Juba region, and presented brief biographies of three fighters who were killed during the operation.

Monday, 31 March 2014
Shabaab Claims Attack on Kismayo Airport During UN Delegation Landing

Shahada News Agency, a Somalia-focused jihadi media group, reported that the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for a mortar bombardment on Kismayo Airport during the landing of a plane carrying a UN delegation.

Friday, 28 March 2014
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing Killing U.S. Officers Outside Mogadishu, Additional Suicide Bombing in Bulobarde

Shahada News Agency, a Somalia-focused jihadi media group, reported on two suicide bombings by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, one of which allegedly killed 5 American military officers outside the capital, Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Shabaab Fighter Threatens Attack to "Eclipse the Horrors of Westgate"

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's branch in Somalia, released the third episode in its "Mujahideen Moments" video series, featuring Kenyan, Somali, and Tanzanian fighters, including a Kenyan fighter who threatened an attack that will "eclipse the horrors of Westgate."

Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Jihadist in Somalia Explains Motivation of Western Muslims to Join al-Qaeda

A jihadi in Somalia penned an essay outlining the radicalization process of Western jihadis, and explaining what brought him to embrace the al-Qaeda ideology.

Thursday, 06 March 2014
Somali Jihadi News Agency Reports on Kenyan Captives Converting to Islam, Shabaab Operation in Mogadishu

Shahada News Agency, a Somalia-focused jihadi media group, reported on an operation by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement inside the presidential palace in Mogadishu, and publicized the conversion to Islam of two Kenyan captives.

Friday, 21 February 2014
Shabaab Claims Dozens Of Attacks Against Regional, Somali Targets

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed attacks on AMISOM, Djiboutian, Ethiopian, Kenyan, and Somali forces in four communiqués issued to jihadi forums.

Thursday, 20 February 2014
Jihadist in Somalia Laments al-Qaeda Disavowing ISIL But Not Shabaab

The Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) published a message from a jihadist in Somalia lamenting that al-Qaeda disavowed itself of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) but not the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement.

Monday, 17 February 2014
Jihadist Demands Shabaab Leader Reveal Fate of Captive Fighters, Officials

A jihadist demanded that Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, the leader of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, reveal the fate of eight jihadi officials and fighters who are allegedly imprisoned by the group, including one who lived in America in 1999.

Friday, 14 February 2014
Shabaab Video Threatens Kenyan Politicians, Region

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released the second episode in their "Mujahideen Moments" video series, featuring jihadi chants threatening current and former leaders of Kenya and calling for participation in jihad.

Thursday, 13 February 2014
Shabaab Eulogizes Five Slain Commanders in Video

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement eulogized five commanders who were active in the central Somali regions of Galguduud and Hiran in the fourth installment of the "The Deal Was Successful" video series.

Thursday, 23 January 2014
Shabaab Claims Ambush in Kenya, Attack in Puntland

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed ambushing a convoy carrying Kenyan military officers between Garissa and Liboi in Kenya, and in Somalia, claimed attacks on Kenyan, Ethiopian, and Somali forces and AMISOM "Crusaders," including a strike in Puntland.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Shabaab Claims 11 Attacks in 3 Days, Strikes Djiboutian, Somali Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed eleven attacks in three days in Somalia - November 30, 2013, and December 2-3 - targeting Djiboutian and Somali forces and AMISOM "Crusaders". The reports came in three communiqués issued on jihadi forums on January 11, 2014. According to the messages, Shabaab fighters detonated explosives, threw hand grenades, and launched raids on bases and gatherings of enemy forces and a Somali government official in Banaadir, Bay, Bakool, Gedo, Hiran, Juba, and Lower Shabelle regions of the country. Among its attacks, the Shabaab said it attacked bases of Djiboutian forces and Somali militias in the city of Beledweyne in Hiran region on November 30; assassinated a judge in Mogadishu on November 30; and threw hand grenades at gatherings of "apostates" in the city of Afgoye in Islamic Lower Shabelle on December 3.

Monday, 13 January 2014
Shabaab Claims Suicide Attack on Djiboutian Forces, 54 Operations

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen claimed multiple strikes on Djiboutian forces in Somalia's Hiran region, including a suicide attack, and reported on dozens of operations on Kenyan and Somali soldiers from November 10-29, 2013.

Friday, 27 December 2013
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Locations of Somali President in Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 36 attacks on Djiboutian, Ethiopian, Kenyan, Sierra Leonean, and Somali forces in Somalia from October 29-November 8, 2013, and also reported on its appointing a new governor for Bay and Bakool.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Shabaab Claims 20 Attacks, Reports Surrender of Enemy Soldiers

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 20 attacks on AMISOM, Kenyan and Somali forces in southern Somalia from October 21-27, 2013, and reported its punishing four criminals and receiving three soldiers who surrendered.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Shabaab Claims 39 Attacks, Reports on Community Projects and Courses

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed 39 attacks on Djiboutian, Kenyan and Somali forces from October 6-20, 2013, and reported on its community projects and Shariah courses, and the surrender of enemy elements in the same period.

Tuesday, 03 December 2013
Shabaab Video Shows Raid in Afmadow, Mortar Shelling in Kismayo

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video of its fighters raiding Somali military defenses in the city of Afmadow in Somalia's Lower Juba region, and firing mortar shells at a Kenyan military base in Kismayo airport.

Thursday, 31 October 2013
Jihadist Asks Forum Members Why They Don't Join the Battlefields

A jihadist asked fellow forum members why they do not physically participate in jihad, especially at this time when there are many active, open battlefields, including Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq, Mali, Somalia, Syria, and "Tunisia soon".

Friday, 25 October 2013
Shabaab Reports 53 Attacks Between September 21-October 4, 2013

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen reported 53 attacks it carried out between September 21 and October 4, 2013, including an operation in Mandera, a city in Kenya's North Eastern Province, and its fighters allegedly repelling U.S. Navy SEALs in Barawe.

Thursday, 24 October 2013
Islamic Media Observatory Interviews Imprisoned Murderer of American Diplomat in Sudan

The Islamic Media Observatory interviewed Abdul Raouf Abu Zeid Muhammad Hamza, one of four men sentenced to death for the murder of American diplomat John Michael Granville and his driver in Khartoum, Sudan, in January 2008.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Shabaab Holds Military Rally in Hiran, Threatens More Attacks in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement held a military rally in Buuloburde district of Somalia's Hiran region, with fighters displaying banners containing threats against Kenya such as "Westgate was just the beginning" and "For every Muslim killed in Kismayo, Kenya will pay the price".

Saturday, 19 October 2013
Shabaab Justifies Woolwich Attack, Incites for Lone-Wolf Action in West

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video justifying the May 22, 2013, attack in Woolwich, London, and highlighting the participation of British fighters in jihad in Somalia as well as inciting for lone-wolf attacks in the West.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Jihadist Gives Alleged Account of U.S. Navy SEAL Raid in Barawe

A jihadist gave an alleged firsthand account of the U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Barawe to capture a senior official in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, claiming that fighters killed one SEAL and forced the others to retreat.

Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Shabaab Reports 52 Attacks Between September 7-19, 2013

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported 52 attacks in Somalia between September 7 and September 19, 2013, including a suicide bombing that targeted Interim Juba Administration leader Ahmed Madobe in Kismayo.

Wednesday, 02 October 2013
Shabaab Leader Threatens Kenya to Withdraw from Somalia or Face Attacks

Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, the leader of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, spoke on the four-day siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and threatened more attacks if Kenya does not withdraw its military from Somalia.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Shabaab Claims Kenya Used Chemical Agents to End Westgate Siege

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed that Kenyan forces used chemical agents to end the siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, killing an alleged 137 hostages in the process.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
IWISC Says Shabaab Faction Opposed to Zubeir Carried out Westgate Siege

The Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) reported that a faction within the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement opposed to the group's leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, is responsible for the siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Shabaab Threatens Kenya to Leave Somali or Suffer More Attacks

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an audio speech from its spokesman Ali Mahmoud Ragi (AKA Ali Dheere), threatening the Kenyan government to withdraw its military from Somalia and stop encroaching in Somali affairs or it will suffer more attacks.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Shabaab Says Attackers Still Inside Westgate, Hostages are Alive

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported that its fighters are still inside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and their hostages are alive, “looking quite disconcerted but, nevertheless, alive”.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Hammami Associate Khattab al-Masri Addresses Somalis Over Issue with Shabaab Leader

Khattab al-Masri, who is allegedly being pursued by the same team from the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement that killed Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) and Usama al-Britani, addressed Somalis in an audio regarding his issue with Shabaab leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir.

Monday, 23 September 2013
Jihadists Praise Shabaab for Siege on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya

As gunmen from the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement raided the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing over 60 people and injuring 175 others, jihadists praised the group for the “successful blow” and taunted the Kenyan government and military.

Sunday, 22 September 2013
Shabaab Siege on Westgate is Culmination of Years of Threats to Kenya

As Shabaab gunmen continue to besiege the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, taking dozens of hostages and killing at least 39 people and injuring 293 others, the incident marks the culmination of over two years of threats to the Kenyan government regarding the war in Somalia.

Saturday, 21 September 2013
Shabaab Claims Deadly Attack at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed responsibility for the deadly attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 21, 2013, calling it a "consequence" of Kenya's military involvement in Somalia.

Saturday, 21 September 2013
Jihadist Network Condemns Shabaab Leader, Fighters for Killing Hammami

The Shura Council of the Sinam al-Islam Jihadi Network condemned Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, the leader of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, and the fighters who carried out his order to kill Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) and others.

Friday, 20 September 2013
Shabaab Calls Brussels Conference on Somalia a "Belgian Waffle"

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement remarked on an international conference held in Brussels, Belgium, regarding reconstruction aid to Somalia, calling it meaningless and likening it to a Belgian waffle - "sweet on the outside but really has no much substance to it".

Monday, 16 September 2013
MYC Comments on Hammami's Death, Justifies His Killing

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC) issued a statement on the reported killing of American jihadist Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, justifying his death and defending Shabaab leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

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…