Mogadishu intelligence base foils attack by Shebab trio

Jun 22, 2015

Mogadishu intelligence base foils attack by Shebab trio

Shebab militants launched a major suicide attack on Sunday against a military intelligence base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, setting off a car bomb before storming inside, security officials said. The interior ministry said the three attackers, one of them a suicide bomber, were all ...

Al-Qaida confirms top commander killed in U.S. strike

Jun 16, 2015

Al-Qaida confirms top commander killed in U.S. strike

Al-Qaida has confirmed that its second in command, the chief of its powerful Yemeni branch, was killed in a U.S. drone strike, in the heaviest blow to the jihadi network since the death of Osama bin Laden. Already struggling with the rise of rival ...

Jun 15, 2015

Moktar Belmoktar: the 'uncatchable' one-eyed jihadi

Moktar Belmoktar, the one-eyed Islamist reported to have been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Libya on Monday, was an al-Qaida veteran and the mastermind behind a devastating attack on an Algerian gas plant in 2013. Branded variously as “the Uncatchable,” “The One-Eyed” and ...