Sunday, June 16, 2019

Tag: al-Shabab

Deadly Siege in Somalia’s Capital Ends, Attackers...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A nearly day-long siege in the heart of Somalia's capital ended with all of the al-Shabab extremist attackers killed, police...

al-Shabab Claims Responsibility for Deadly Car Bomb...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's homegrown extremist rebels, al-Shabab, have claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion on Monday that killed at least seven...

Kenya Says all Gunmen Involved in Hotel...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's security forces have killed the Islamic extremist gunmen whose assault on a luxury hotel and shopping complex took 14...

62 Dead In U.S. Airstrikes Against Somalia...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Six U.S. airstrikes that killed more than 60 people in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a...

Somalia President Wants Arms Embargo Lifted; British...

LONDON (AP) — Somalia's president on Thursday called for an end to the arms embargo on his long-chaotic country, saying that if the military...

Somali Government Wants Answers from U.S. for...

Somalia's government has requested an explanation from the United States for an air raid that it says killed 22 soldiers and civilians in the...

U.S. Drone Strikes in Somalia Kills over...

The United States launched a series of airstrikes on an al-Shabab training camp in Somalia Saturday, killing more than 150 militants and averting what...

The Militant Group: Al-Shabab Name Has Been...

The Somali government has told media houses to stop referring to militant group al-Shabab by their name. They instead want the group to be called...

Somali Government Captures Town from Al-Shabab

Somali government troops backed by African Union forces have captured a key stronghold of al-Shabab Islamists, a local official says. The regional governor told the...

FBI: Kenya Mall Attackers Believed to be...

The gunmen who attacked an upscale mall in Kenya's capital, killing at least 67 people, likely died in the attack, an FBI official has...

Kenya Military Bombs Al-Shabab Camp in Somalia

 Kenya's military said its air force has attacked an al-Shabab training camp in Somalia in retaliation for last month's mall siege that left at...

Somalia’s Al-Shabab Commanders Reported Killed in Strike

 An air strike in southern Somalia has killed two senior commanders of the militant Islamist group, al-Shabab, residents have told the BBC. The strike destroyed...

8 Militant Islamic Groups Terrorizing Africa Today

Al-Shabab The bloody siege on Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sept. 21 was carried out by a Somali-based group called al-Shabab. The militant group was previously...

Al-Shabab: Western Forces Attacked Its Somalia Base

The militant group al-Shabab says "white soldiers" arrived by boat at the port of Barawe in Somalia and the rebel repulsed them, losing one...

Kenya’s President: Mall Attackers Are ‘Defeated’

Kenya has triumphed over terrorists, President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a moving speech on Tuesday in the aftermath of an assault at a popular...

Al-Shabab: Fighters in Kenya Mall Attack Will...

Abu Omar, a military commander of the Somali group al-Shabab, spoke to Al-Jazeera about the siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. He said...

Kenya Mall Attack: 59 Reported Dead

According to NPR: "A standoff that began with a shocking attack at Kenya's Westgate Mall Saturday is in its second day, with civilians held hostage...

Terrorists Exploited Unrest in Africa in 2012,...

The United States said progress has been made in combating terrorism across Africa, but that militant groups are still taking advantage of unrest, political...

Grenade Attack Strikes Sunday School in Nairobi

A grenade attack on a church in the Kenyan capital Nairobi claimed the life of a child, and left three other children seriously injured...

Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Amollo Odinga Demands...

Kenya's prime minister has asked for funds and troops from the US and Europe in a "final onslaught" on the Somali port of Kismayo,...