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Shabaab Official Threatens New Somali President with “Vicious War”

Hassan Yaqub Ali, a senior official in al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, threatened new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo with a “vicious war,” and claimed he is more dangerous than past presidents due his holding American citizenship.

Sunday, 19 February 2017
Shabaab Media Affiliate Updates Report on Mortar Strike in Mogadishu During Presidential Ceremony

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement’s Shahada News Agency provided an updated report on the mortar strike on the Presidential Palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, during a ceremony for the new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Shabaab Media Affiliate Reports Mortar Strike in Mogadishu During Presidential Ceremony

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement’s Shahada News Agency reported a mortar strike on the Presidential Palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, during a ceremony for the new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Shabaab Claims Capturing Bases in Town, Villages in Lower Shabelle, Repelling Government Forces in Mudug

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed capturing several bases from government forces in one town and two villages in the Lower Shabelle region, repelling government forces in the Madug region, as well as attacks in Mogadishu, Puntland, Lower Juba, and Hiran.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Eighth Issue of Pro-Shabaab “Gaidi Mtaani” Magazine Promotes 2013 Woolwich Attack, 2016 El Adde Raid

The publishers of “Gaidi Mtaani” (Terrorism Street), a pro-Shabaab magazine, released the eighth issue, promoting the May 2013 attack on British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, London, and the January 2016 raid on Kenyan forces in El-Adde.

Friday, 10 February 2017
Shabaab Claims Attacks on American, Kenyan, Somali Forces, Two Large-Scale Attacks, Capturing Areas in Somalia

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed over 20 military operations in 21 days targeting American, Somali, and Kenyan forces, including two large scale attacks and capturing areas within Somalia.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Shabaab Claims Killing Over 67 Kenyan Troops in Statement on Kulbiyow Raid, Provides Photos of Corpses and War Spoils

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing over 67 Kenyan troops in a statement on the raid on their base in Kulbiyow, and provided dozens of photos of corpses and war spoils.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Shabaab Claims Suicide Operation, Clashes against KDF near Kenyan-Somali Border

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a suicide attack and offensive on a Kenyan military base near the Kenyan-Somali border.

Friday, 27 January 2017
Shabaab Claims Explosions, Follow-Up Raid at Mogadishu’s Dayah Hotel

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed responsibility for two explosions and a follow-up raid at Mogadishu’s Dayah Hotel on January 25, 2017.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Shabaab Executes Ugandan POW in Video, Shows Attacks in Kenya

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a video showing the execution of Ugandan captive “Masassa M.Y.”, in addition to footage of some of the group’s attacks in Kenya.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Shabaab Claims Capturing Parts of Qoryoley City, Reports Attacks on U.N. HQ, U.S., Somali, and Kenyan Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported 19 attacks in less than two weeks, including an explosion at the U.N. Headquarters in Mogadishu, capturing neighborhoods in Qoryoley City in Lower Shabelle, and attacks on U.S., Somali, Kenya, and other forces.

Monday, 16 January 2017
Shabaab Reports 30 Killed, 44 Wounded in Twin Suicide Bombing at Peace Hotel in Mogadishu

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, reported more than 30 killed and at least 44 others wounded in a twin suicide bombing at the Peace Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu.

Monday, 02 January 2017
Shabaab Claims Twin Suicide Bombing at Peace Hotel in Mogadishu, Executing Jubaland Consultant

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed a twin suicide bombing at the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu, and took credit for ten attacks between December 27, 2016, and January 1, 2017, including the assassination attempt on the district commissioner of Baidoa.

Monday, 02 January 2017
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Somali, Burundian, and Kenyan Forces

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on Somali, Burundian, and Kenyan forces, among other targets throughout Somalia and Kenya.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Shabaab Claims Taking Ugandan Soldier Prisoner, Assassinating Puntland Officials

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed taking a Ugandan soldier prisoner in Lower Shabelle region, and assassinating Puntland government and security officials, as well as other attacks on Somali and AMISOM forces.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Shabaab Claims Killing and Wounding Over 100 in Two Suicide Bombings, One at Mogadishu Port

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed killing and wounding over 100 Somali security forces in two suicide bombings, one on the outskirts of the capital, Mogadishu, and one at its port.

Sunday, 11 December 2016
Shabaab Claims Assassination Attempt on Jalalaqsi Mayor, Implementation of Sharia Law in El-Ali

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed an assassination attempt on the mayor of Jalalaqsi (Hiran Region), and the first implementation of Sharia law in el-Ali since capturing the village two months prior.

Thursday, 08 December 2016
Shabaab Captures Alleged U.S. Spy Plane that Fell in Lower Shabelle

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, published photos of its fighters standing with and examining what it described as a U.S. spy plane that fell in Lower Shabelle region.

Monday, 05 December 2016
Shabaab Claims Attacks on Saracen International Elements in Somalia and Safaricom in Kenya, Among Other Operations

The Shabaab al-Mujahidin Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Somalia, claimed attacks on AMISOM, Kenyan, Ethiopian, and Somali forces, as well as strikes on Saracen International elements in the country, and on a headquarters of the Safaricom Telecommunications company in Kenya.

Thursday, 01 December 2016
Shabaab Releases Update on Killing of U.S. Special Forces Soldier, Asserts U.S. Covered It Up

One day following its claim of killing a U.S. Special Forces Soldier in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in the country, released a detailed update, asserting “the American government frequently conceals the losses of its soldiers.”

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

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