New al-Shabab video calls Trump a 'brainless billionaire'

Jul 24, 2017

New al-Shabab video calls Trump a 'brainless billionaire'

The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a "brainless billionaire" as his administration steps up military efforts against what has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. It is the first public criticism by the al-Qaida-linked ...

Jul 14, 2017

U.S., Somalia forces raid al-Shabab village, kill several: Official

United States and Somali military forces raided a rebel-held village in southern Somalia and killed several al-Shabab fighters early Thursday, a senior Somali intelligence official said, as both countries step up efforts against Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group. Somali commandos accompanied by U.S. forces in ...

Somali militants let drought-hit civilians roam for food

/ Mar 17, 2017

Somali militants let drought-hit civilians roam for food

Somali Islamists are letting civilians in drought-hit regions under their control move with relative freedom to find food, the group and a U.N. official said on Thursday, but they are continuing to restrict the access of international aid groups. Somalia, struggling to recover from more ...

Oct 31, 2016

Shabab fighters wrest town from Somali forces

The Islamist group al-Shabab seized a town northwest of Somalia's capital from government forces on Sunday, the latest small center taken by the militant group trying to topple the country's Western-backed government. Shabab, which once ruled much of Somalia, has been fighting for years to ...

Aug 26, 2016

Shabab gunmen attack Mogadishu beach restaurant

Al-Shabab jihadis attacked a beach-front restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, setting off a car bomb before exchanging fire with security forces, an AFP correspondent said. Sporadic shots could still be heard coming from the scene several hours after the attack began, the ...