Umar, Ahmad (Abu Ubaidah)
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Shabaab Leader Slams "Parliament of Mercenaries" in Audio Speech, Says Nearly 200 AMISOM Forces Killed in 3 Months

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an audio speech from its leader - the third within three weeks - slamming the Somali government as having a "parliament of mercenaries," and declaring that nearly 200 AMISOM forces were killed in the past three months.

Monday, 21 May 2018
Shabaab Leader Rallies AQAP in Audio Speech, Advises Attack Escalation

Just one-week after addressing the Syrian Jihad, the leader of the Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement set his sights on Yemen, rallying the fellow AQ branch there, AQAP, and advising it escalation its attacks.

Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Shabaab Leader Promotes Syrian Jihad as Open to Foreign Fighters, Vilifies Turkish Role in Country

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Somalia, released a rare speech from its leader, promoting the Syrian Jihad as open to foreign fighters and vilifying the role of Turkey in that country and others.

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Monday, 23 April 2018
Shabaab Leader Touts Group’s Persistence amid Decade of “Crusader” Campaigns in Eid al-Adha Speech

In an Eid al-Adha speech, Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement leader Abu Ubaidah Ahmed Umar touted the group’s persistence amid “Crusader” military campaigns, and encouraged steadfastness by the group’s members.

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Friday, 01 September 2017
Al-Muhajiroun in East Africa Releases 2nd Issue of English/Swahili Magazine

Al-Muhajiroun - Emigrants of East Africa, a pro-al-Qaeda group, released the second issue of its English/Swahili magazine, “Amka,” in which it promoted what it called a “homecoming” of Shabaab fighters to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Monday, 20 July 2015
Shabaab Leader Posts Message on Deep Web for Eid al-Fitr, Praises Garissa Univ. Attack

In his first message since becoming the leader of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement following the death of his predecessor in September 2014, Ahmad Umar (Abu Ubaidah) addressed his fighters and Muslims on Eid al-Fitr, promoting jihad and praising the deadly attack at Garissa University College in Kenya.

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Friday, 17 July 2015
Shabaab’s Military Command Pledges to New Leader After Death of Godane

The military command of al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, pledged allegiance to its new leader, Ahmad Umar, after its former leader was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

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Monday, 08 September 2014
Shabaab Appoints New Leader After Death of Godane, Renews Pledge to Zawahiri

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement confirmed the death of its leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir (AKA Ahmed Abdi Godane), and appointed a successor, and also renewed its pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Saturday, 06 September 2014