Nov 24, 2014

Kenya kills over 100 al-Shabab rebels behind attack that left 28 dead

Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia after the ambush of a Nairobi-bound bus that left 28 people dead, Deputy President William Ruto said Sunday. Somalia’s Islamist al-Shabab militants have claimed responsibility for the ...

Kenya kills over 100 al-Shabab rebels behind attack that left 28 dead

Nov 24, 2014

Kenya kills over 100 al-Shabab rebels behind attack that left 28 dead

Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia after the ambush of a Nairobi-bound bus that left 28 people dead, Deputy President William Ruto said Sunday. Somalia’s Islamist al-Shabab militants have claimed responsibility for the ...

Somali, African troops recapture key port from al-Shabab

Oct 6, 2014

Somali, African troops recapture key port from al-Shabab

Somali troops backed by African peacekeepers on Sunday recaptured the last major port in Somalia held by al-Shabab, removing a key source of revenue for the Islamist militia. The move was another blow for al-Qaida’s main affiliate in Africa and came just a month ...

Kenya marks year since Westgate Mall massacre

Sep 22, 2014

Kenya marks year since Westgate Mall massacre

Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi’s Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when gunmen stormed the upscale mall. The attack killed 67 people and left Kenya’s capital unsettled ...

Sep 15, 2014

Uganda seizes explosives, suicide vests from suspected al-Shabaab cell

Police in Kampala seized “substantial amounts of explosives” and suicide vests in raids on a suspected al-Shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack, a Ugandan official said in an interview on Sunday. Police arrested 19 people in the operation on Saturday, and Information ...

U.S. confirms al-Shabab chief Godane killed in Somalia attack

Sep 6, 2014

U.S. confirms al-Shabab chief Godane killed in Somalia attack

The United States said Friday it has killed the chief of al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants in a bombing raid in Somalia, touting it as a model for an assault on Islamic State jihadists. The Pentagon confirmed that Ahmed Abdi Godane perished in Monday’s attack in ...

U.S. military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

Sep 2, 2014

U.S. military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group’s leader. Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 ...