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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
Shabaab Returns to Twitter and Claims Suicide Bombing, Comments on 9/11

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement's Press Office returned to Twitter after its account was suspended, and in postings between September 10 and September 12, 2013, commented on the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and the U.S. welcoming Russia's proposal regarding Syria's chemical weapons, and claimed a suicide bombing on Juba administration leader Ahmad Madobe.

Friday, 13 September 2013
IWISC Mourns Death of Omar Hammami, Usama al-Britani in Somalia

The Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) mourned the death of American jihadist Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki), British jihadist Usama al-Britani, and a Somali fighter, who were killed by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement.

Friday, 13 September 2013
American Jihadist Omar Hammami Reportedly Killed by Shabaab

A jihadist reported that Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) and a British and a Somali fighter with him were killed by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement.

Thursday, 12 September 2013
Shabaab Claims Ambush on Somali President’s Convoy, Attacks in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a series of messages on its English Twitter account in which the group claimed two sets of attacks in Somalia between September 3, 2013 and September 4, 2013.

Thursday, 05 September 2013
IWISC Says Shabaab Fighters Kidnapped Hammami's Wives, Killed Muslims

The Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) alleged that fighters from the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement kidnapped the wives of Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) and killed two Muslims in Dinsoor.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013
Shabaab Warns that West will Target Jihadists in Possible Strike on Syria

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a series of messages on its English Twitter account in which the group warned that a possible Western military strike against Syria would actually have jihadists as its primary target.

Thursday, 29 August 2013
MYC Pledges to Continue Jihad on Anniversary of Radical Cleric's Killing

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC) pledged to continue supporting jihad in a message issued for the first anniversary of radical cleric Abou Rogo Mohammed's killing.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Shabaab Calls on Egyptian Muslims to Fight Egyptian Military

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a series of messages on its English Twitter account condemning the Egyptian Armed Forces for its crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and calling on Muslims to fight back to defend themselves and Islam.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Jihadi Media Group Shows Somalis Praising ISIL

Al-Sham Jihadi Media Foundation released pictures from a forthcoming production showing groups of Somali men, women and children praising the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Monday, 12 August 2013
Shabaab Releases First Episode in Series on Slain Fighters from Minnesota

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released the first episode in a new video series focusing on fighters from Minnesota who were killed in the Somali battlefield.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013
U.S. Travel Alert Comes Amidst Recent Threats from al-Qaeda and its Affiliates

Three days after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri called for attacks on U.S. interests in response to its military engagements in the Muslim world and its drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen in particular, the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert about the terror group potentially launching operations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Friday, 02 August 2013
MYC Responds to UN Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group Report

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC) responded to the July 2013 Somalia report from the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, criticizing it for inventing "wishful thinking conspiracies".

Friday, 02 August 2013
Shabaab Gives Eulogy for Slain AQAP Deputy Leader

The General Command of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement gave a eulogy for the deputy leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Abu Sufyan al-Azdi, and vowed that fighters will take revenge for his death and the death of other fighters and leaders.

Thursday, 01 August 2013
Shabaab Leader Advises His Fighters, Says War is "Borderless"

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an audio speech from its leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, giving advice to the group's fighters and telling them that their war is "borderless" and not confined to any specific country.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Shabaab Claims Attack on Turkish Diplomats in Somali Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed an attack on Turkish diplomats in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and slammed Turkey for being an “invaluable” American ally in its alleged “war on Islam”.

Saturday, 27 July 2013
Shabaab Claims 108 Operations in 15-Day Period

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced the execution of 108 military operations in the first fifteen days of its "Ramadan offensive," and threatened that the attacks will take an "upward trajectory" in the second half of the month.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Shabaab Says CIA East Africa Director Killed as Result of July 12 Attack

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed that Gary Schroen, whom the group identified as the Director of CIA Operations in East Africa, died from injuries sustained in the July 12, 2013, suicide bombing near Mogadishu International Airport for which it claimed responsibility.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013
MYC Publishes Interview with Leader, Ahmad Iman Ali

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC) published an "exclusive" interview with its leader, Ahmad Iman Ali, about jihad in Kenya and Somalia, his role in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement and appearances in its videos, and allegations that the Shabaab abuses foreign fighters.

Friday, 19 July 2013
Shabaab Claims Suicide Attack Allegedly Killing Two US Intel Officials

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing at least two US intelligence officials and eight African "Crusaders" in a suicide attack near Mogadishu International Airport in Somalia.

Friday, 12 July 2013
Shabaab Pledges to Maintain Unity Amidst Reports of Internal Conflict

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement pledged to remain strong and united amidst reports of internal conflict and the killing of prominent jihadi officials by order of its leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir.

Sunday, 30 June 2013
Jihadist Network Urges Shabaab to Settle Differences, Stop Bloodshed

After reports surfaced that the Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement killed prominent jihadi figures over disputes with the group’s leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, the top-tier jihadist network Shumukh al-Islam urged the Shabaab to settle its differences and stop the bloodshed.

Saturday, 29 June 2013
Shabaab Allegedly Kills Prominent Jihadi Official Abu Bakr al-Zayla'i

An alleged fighter in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia claimed that the group killed prominent jihadi figure and Shabaab official Abu Bakr al-Zayla'i (AKA Ibrahim al-Afghani) due to his public denouncement of Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir.

Thursday, 27 June 2013
Shabaab Video Shows Clash with Kenyan, Somali Forces in Gedo Region

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video focusing on its clash with Kenyan and Somali forces in the city of Fafih Tun in Somalia's Gedo region.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Jihadist Reports Death of Italian Fighter Ibrahim Giuliano Delnovo in Syria

An alleged Italian jihadist reported that a fighter from Genoa, Italy, Ibrahim Giuliano Delnovo, was killed in Syria on June 18, 2013.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013
East African Group Gives Biography of Slain Commander Saleh al-Nabhani

An unnamed East Africa-based group released a biography of Saleh Ali al-Nabhani AKA Abu Yusuf, a commander in al-Qaeda and the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement who was killed in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region in September 2009.

Friday, 21 June 2013
Shabaab Claims Killing 35 in Attack on UN Compound in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing at least 16 UN workers including three Britons, two Kenyans and a South African, and 19 security elements from among Somali and AMISOM forces and guards in a raid on the UN Development Program compound in Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Shabaab's Leadership Criticizes Detractors, Maintains Innocence

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement issued a second statement addressing criticisms levied against its leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, by Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) and senior Shabaab officials, and condemning these detractors for exposing the group's secrets to the enemy.

Monday, 17 June 2013
Shabaab Shows Kenyan Hostages Taken in May 2013 Raid in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released pictures of the two Kenyans in took hostage following its May 25, 2013, raid at a police base in Dhamajale, Kenya.

Monday, 17 June 2013
IWISC Releases Answers to Open Interview with Omar Hammami (Part 3)

Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) continued to focus on his issues with the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement and its leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, in the questions he chose to answer first in his open interview, and for questions 2-10, he discussed his reasons for using YouTube to expose the conflict to the public, and commented on whether other foreign fighters have the same problems as he.

Friday, 14 June 2013
IWISC Releases Answers to Open Interview with Omar Hammami (Part 2)

In response to the first question he chose to answer in his open interview, Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) discussed the issues between foreign fighters and Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, and Zubeir's alleged violations of Shariah.

Friday, 07 June 2013
Shabaab Claims Capturing Ugandan Base Commander

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed capturing a Ugandan commander during a raid on a base on the outskirts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Wednesday, 05 June 2013
Shabaab Says US Drone Crashed in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement reported that a US drone crashed in a town its controls in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, and provided pictures of the alleged wreckage.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Shabaab Official Calls for Leader to be Judged by Independent Court

Zubeir al-Muhajir, who identified himself as the head of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement's Arbitration Court, called upon the group's leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, to stand trial before an independent court for his alleged actions against Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) and four of Hammami's colleagues.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Shabaab Video of Spy's Confession for Role in Killing of Berjawi, Abu Uhud

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video confession of a spy and his two accomplices for their roles in the killing of Bilal al-Berjawi and Abu Uhud al-Masri in Somalia.

Friday, 24 May 2013
Shabaab Comments on London Attack, Calls Such Incidents "Inevitable"

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement commented on the brutal cleaver attack on a British soldier by two men believed to be Muslim converts in London's Woolwich neighborhood on May 22, 2013, claiming that such incidents are "inevitable".

Thursday, 23 May 2013
Shabaab Video Shows Clash with Somali Soldiers in Dobley

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video showing a clash with Somali soldiers in the city of Dobley in Somalia's Lower Juba region.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Shabaab Responds to Criticism of Leader, Denies Accusations

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement's media arm, al-Kata'ib Media Foundation, released a response to the recent criticisms levied against its leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, by Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) and senior group officials including Hassan Tahir Aweys and Abu Bakr al-Zayla'i.

Sunday, 19 May 2013
Shabaab Official Aweys Speaks on Group's Internal Issues, Losing Ground

The Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) released an audio speech it said was recorded by Hassan Tahir Aweys, a senior official in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, speaking about the group's internal conflict around its leader,

Friday, 17 May 2013
IWISC Releases Answers to Open Interview with Omar Hammami (Part 1)

The Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) released the answers to the open interview it held between jihadist forum members and Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki).

Tuesday, 14 May 2013
East African Group Gives Biography of Slain Moroccan Fighter in Shabaab

In the sixth issue of its "Biographies of the Well-Known Martyrs in East Africa," an unnamed group of fighters in East Africa wrote about Hassan al-Toor al-Maghribi (AKA Abu Ibrahim), a Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement fighter from Morocco who was killed in an airstrike in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region.

Friday, 10 May 2013
Jihadist in Somalia Gives "Urgent Call" to Save Hammami's Life

An alleged jihadist in Somalia identified as "Abu Yusuf al-Gharib" called on fighters and jihadi leaders all over the world to intervene to save the life of Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) and those with him who are reportedly pursued for death by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement.

Friday, 10 May 2013
Shabaab Leader Calls for Attacks, Speaks on London Conference

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an audio speech from its leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, calling for attacks against enemy forces in Somalia and speaking on the May 7, 2013, London Conference.

Monday, 06 May 2013
Shabaab Holds Military Parade in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released pictures from a military parade it held near Barawe district of Somalia's Lower Shabelle region on April 29, 2013, posting four on its Twitter account and distributing eighteen to pro-Shabaab Somali websites.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Officials in Shabaab Faction Give Fatwa Against Targeting Hammami

Officials in a faction within the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement that opposes the group's leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, gave an alleged fatwa against his targeting of Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) and a British and Egyptian fighter with him.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Hammami Gives Update After Alleged Assassination Attempt (Update 1)

After a four-day period of silence following his claim that an assassin sent by the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement shot him in the neck, and other Shabaab fighters were taking positions around him,

Monday, 29 April 2013
Hammami Claims Being Shot in Neck by Shabaab Assassin

Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) claimed that an assassin belonging to the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement shot him in the neck.

Thursday, 25 April 2013
Second Shabaab Official Publicly Criticizes Leader Over Fighter Grievances

The Somalia-based Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) released a message attributed to another prominent figure in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement publicly criticizing the group's leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, over grievances among foreign fighters.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Shabaab Video Shows Ceremony for "Repentance" of 8 Somali Soldiers

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video showing a ceremony held in the town of Dinsoor in Somalia's Bay region for the "repentance" of eight Somali soldiers.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Shabaab Video Shows Ambush of Kenyan Soldiers in Lower Juba, Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video showing an ambush against a convoy of Kenyan soldiers in the town of Bibi in Somalia's Lower Juba region.

Monday, 22 April 2013
East African Group Gives Biography of Bilal al-Berjawi

In the fourth issue of its "Biographies of the Well-Known Martyrs in East Africa" series, an unnamed group of fighters focused on Bilal al-Berjawi, who was killed in a drone strike on the outskirts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in January 2012.

Thursday, 18 April 2013
Shabaab Claims Killing Over 127 Intelligence Agents and Spies in Campaign

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing over 127 Somali intelligence agents, officials and spies since the launch of a campaign in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in January 2013.

Thursday, 18 April 2013
Shabaab Claims Suicide Raids in Somali Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed two suicide raids in Mogadishu, one at a courthouse and the other near the airport, and declared that such attacks are a "clear testament" to its power in the Somali capital.

Monday, 15 April 2013
East African Group Gives Biography of al-Qaeda Official Slain in Somalia

An unnamed group of fighters in East Africa released a biography of Fazul Abu Muhammad, an al-Qaeda official and Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement commander who helped organize attacks in Kenya and Tanzania, and was killed in Somalia in June 2011.

Friday, 12 April 2013
IWISC Gives Biography of Prominent Jihadi Figure Abu Bakr al-Zayla'i

The Somalia-based Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) released a biography of Abu Bakr al-Zayla'i (AKA Ibrahim al-Afghani), a prominent jihadi figure and a founder of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, whose name is attributed to a document speaking out against the Shabaab's leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir.

Thursday, 11 April 2013
MYC Accuses Hammami of Masterminding Official's Appeal to Zawahiri

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC) accused Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) of masterminding the message attributed to a founding member of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in which he spoke out against Shabaab leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir and appealed to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for intervention.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Shabaab Official Speaks Out Against Leader, Appeals to Zawahiri for Help

The Somalia-based Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) released a message attributed to a prominent figure in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement and the jihadist movement in general, speaking out against Shabaab leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir and appealing to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for intervention.

Saturday, 06 April 2013
MYC Congratulates Shabaab for Penetrating Somali Presidential Palace

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC) and its branches in Somalia and Tanzania congratulated the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement for allegedly penetrating Villa Somalia and stealing classified documents.

Wednesday, 03 April 2013
Shabaab to Release Alleged Classified Documents from President’s Office

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced that its “intelligence teams” took classified documents from the office of Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and it will release some of them in the coming hours.

Wednesday, 03 April 2013
MYC Demands Shabaab Take Action against Omar Hammami

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC), together with its members in Somalia and Tanzania, and the “majority” of fighters in Kenya, demanded that the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement take action against Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) for fomenting dissent.

Friday, 29 March 2013
IWISC, Jihadist Forums Offer Open Interview with Omar Hammami

The Somalia-based Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC), in cooperation with the Sinam al-Islam and al-Jihad al-'Alami networks, offered an open interview with Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki).

Thursday, 28 March 2013
Jihadist Gives Biography of Slain Radical Kenyan Cleric Aboud Rogo

A jihadist gave a biography of Abou Rogo Mohammed, a radical Kenyan cleric who was designated by the US Treasury Department for supporting the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in Somalia, and was murdered by unknown gunmen in Mombasa, Kenya, in August 2012.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Jihadist Gives Biography of Somali Suicide Bomber

A jihadist presented a biography of a Somali who carried out a suicide bombing in the city of Afgoye in Lower Shabelle, Somalia, as the second issue in the "Biographies of the Well-Known Martyrs in East Africa" series.

Friday, 22 March 2013
Jihadist Gives Biography of Chadian Fighter Killed in Somalia

A jihadist gave a biography of a Chadian fighter who was killed in Somalia as the first issue in a new series called "Biographies of the Well-Known Martyrs in East Africa".

Thursday, 14 March 2013
Jihadist Suggests Shabaab Attack Outside Somalia, Hit Western Interests

A jihadist directed a message to the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement suggesting it launch attacks outside Somalia and strike American and Western interests in the region.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Shabaab Leader Urges Kenyans to Boycott Elections

Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir urged Kenyans to boycott the March 4, 2013, general elections and demand the government withdraw their forces from Somalia.

Sunday, 03 March 2013
Shabaab Supporters Release 3rd Issue of “Gaidi Mtaani” (Terrorism Street)

The publishers of “Gaidi Mtaani” (Terrorism Street), a pro-Shabaab magazine with English and Swahili articles, released the third issue, featuring a cover story on slain radical cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed, and pieces attacking democracy and claiming that the deaths of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Kenyan Defense Minister George Saitoti were acts of God.

Saturday, 02 March 2013
Shabaab Gives Warning to Kenyans Ahead of General Elections

Ahead of the Kenyan general elections on March 4, 2013, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement warned the Kenyan public that voting for their current leaders is tantamount to choosing war over peace.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Shabaab Video Shows Destruction of Tombs in Juba

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video of its fighters destroying "idolatrous" tombs in a village in Juba region of Somalia.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Shabaab Video Features American, Kenyan Fighters Inciting for Jihad

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video featuring an American and two Kenyan fighters inciting for jihad and urging Muslims abroad to either travel to Somalia or fight in their home country.

Monday, 25 February 2013
Alleged Foreign Fighter Exposes Hammami, Defends Shabaab

An alleged foreign fighter in the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a document exposing Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) as immature and self-aggrandizing and his accusations against the Shabaab as lies.

Friday, 22 February 2013
Shabaab Announces Execution of Kenyan Hostage

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement announced that it executed Private Jonathan Kipkosgei Kangogo, a soldier serving in the Kenyan Defense Forces, after the expiration of its deadline for the Kenyan government to respond to its demands.

Friday, 15 February 2013
Shabaab Returns to Twitter, Says Civilians Killed in French Raid

Shortly after the suspension of its English Twitter account on January 27, 2013, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement's Press Office created a new account, and on it, posted reports of its work in Bula-Marer following the French raid to rescue Denis Allex.

Wednesday, 06 February 2013
Shabaab Eulogizes Five Fighters in Video, Including al-Qaeda Official

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video eulogizing five fighters, one of whom is Bilal al-Berjawi AKA Abu Hafs al-Lubnani, an al-Qaeda official who was killed in a drone strike in Mogadishu in January 2012.

Monday, 04 February 2013
Shabaab Releases Video of Barawa Residents Praising Group

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video showing residents of Barawa, a coastal city in Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, discussing their daily life and praising the group for providing them security.

Friday, 01 February 2013
Shabaab Claims Suicide Bombing in Presidential Palace Complex in Capital

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Somali intelligence center located between the prime minister's home and the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu.

Thursday, 31 January 2013
Shabaab al-Mujahideen Claim 18 Attacks, Report on Activities

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen reported on their activities from January 7- 17, 2013, claiming responsibility for eighteen attacks on Ethiopian, Kenyan, and Somali forces; marking the failed French raid to rescue the hostage Denis Allex; and announcing administrative activities.

Friday, 25 January 2013
Shabaab Threatens to Execute Kenyan Hostages, Releases Video Plea

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released a video plea from one of its Kenyan hostages, Mule Edward Yesse, and threatened to execute him and other hostages if the Kenyan government does not answer its demands within three weeks.

Wednesday, 23 January 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…