Dec 26, 2014

Al-Shabab militants attack AU Somalia base; at least five dead

Gunmen attacked the African Union’s main base in Mogadishu on Thursday, leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that left at least five militants dead, an official with the mission in Somalia said. Somali extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the ...

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 9, 2014

Three German al-Shabab suspects arrested in Frankfurt

Three German men suspected of being members of the Somali-based terrorist organization al-Shabab were arrested at Frankfurt airport after landing there on a flight from Kenya, prosecutors said Monday. In Kenya, police said they are investigating a possible connection between those three men and ...

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 ...

Terror suspect in burqa gives U.K. police the slip

Nov 5, 2013

Terror suspect in burqa gives U.K. police the slip

The British government defended its terrorism prevention measures on Monday after a Somali-born suspect escaped surveillance by putting on a burqa during a visit to a mosque. Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, 27, who was subject to an order restricting his movements, entered a mosque in ...

Oct 7, 2013

With twin attacks, Obama renews doctrine of limited force

By ordering risky raids against Islamic extremists in Somalia and Libya, U.S. President Barack Obama has shown a renewed readiness to use force while trying to keep the scope limited. The twin commando operations in the lawless African states came even while the U.S. ...