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Al-Shabaab (militant group)

Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda

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Al-Shabaab (militant group): Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda
Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, more commonly known as al-Shabaab, is a jihadist fundamentalist group based in East Africa. In 2012, it pledged allegiance to the militant Islamist organization Al-Qaeda. In February 2012, some of the group's leaders quarreled with Al-Qaeda over the union, and quickly lost ground. Al-Shabaab's troop strength was estimated at 7,000 to 9,000 militants in 2014. As of 2015, the group has retreated from the major cities, however al-Shabaab still controls large parts of the rural areas.


U.S. re-opens embassy in Somali capital amid persisting Islamist violence

The United States announced on Wednesday it had re-opened its embassy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, nearly three decades after it was shut down, underscoring deepening ties between the two nations..
Reuters - Published

Militants attack base used by U.S. forces in Somalia

Belidogle airstrip is used by U.S. drones to target the al-Shabab militant group, which has claimed the attack on the base
CBS News - Published

Videos for Al-Shabaab (militant group)

Somalia strikes: Amnesty says US behind civilian deaths [Video]Somalia strikes: Amnesty says US behind civilian deaths

US air raids targeting Al-Shabab are killing a growing number of civilians, rights groups say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:21Published

Somalia security meeting: Delegates discuss AU troop withdrawal [Video]Somalia security meeting: Delegates discuss AU troop withdrawal

Meeting to discuss security roadmap in the run-up to 2020 elections marred by two recent al-Shabab attacks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published


Somalia’s al Shabaab raid military base, loot weapons

Fighters belonging to Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed an army base near the capital Mogadishu on Sunday, looted it for weapons and then withdrew, a military source, residents and the..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia says it detains suspected Islamist militants planning attacks

Ethiopia said on Saturday it had arrested an unspecified number of Islamist militant members of the Somali group al Shabaab and Islamic State who were planning to carry out attacks in the country on..
Reuters - Published

Leader of Somalia's Jubbaland, at odds with Mogadishu, wins new term

The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa's fight against the Islamist militants of al Shabaab, won a new term on Thursday, highlighting a growing rift between the federal..
Reuters - Published

President of Somali state of Jubbaland re-elected in divisive vote

The president of Somalia's southern Jubbaland state, a region still partly held by al Shabaab, won a fresh term in office on Thursday, the parliamentary speaker said, amid heightened strains between..
Reuters - Published

Car bombs shake Somali military base, deaths reported

A government military base in south Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, residents and military officers said, with the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group claiming responsibility and..
Reuters - Published

Car bombs, gunfire hit government military base in southern Somalia: residents, officer

A government military base in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, residents and a military officer said, and the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group..
Reuters - Published

Suicide bomber walks into mayor's office, detonates explosives in Somalia capital

The attack was claimed claimed by the extremist group al-Shabab., a group that tends to target their attacks on government buildings.
USATODAY.com - Published

At least one American killed in terrorist siege on Somalia hotel

Al Qaeda-affiliated group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack
CBS News - Published

Somalia executes three al Shabaab members over 2017 hotel attack

Somalia executed three men on Wednesday convicted of participating in the bombing of a Mogadishu hotel that killed 18 people in 2017 as members of the insurgent group al Shabaab, the state-run news..
Reuters - Published

Three al Shabaab fighters killed in Kenya after attack on police

Security forces in Kenya killed three suspected militants from Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab after they attacked a police outpost in Garissa county near the border, police said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Explosions in Mogadishu kill at least 11 people, injure 25 others

At least 11 people were killed and 25 wounded Saturday in Mogadishu. The terrorist group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the pair of explosions in Somalia's capital. One car bomb went off near the..
CBS News - Published

Al Shabaab kill 16 in Kenya and Somalia blasts

Somali militants killed eight Kenyan police with a roadside bomb near the border between the two countries on Saturday, officials said, while another eight died in a bombing the same group carried out..
Reuters - Published

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