Al-Shabaab

Type: Organization
Name: Al-Shabaab
Nationality: Somalia
Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet for Al Shabab
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Another al-Qaida group issues threats

(CNN) - Familiar terrorist groups, familiar threats, familiar boasts and grievances, all included in new messages tied, either directly or indirectly, to al-Qaida.But what does it all mean?This time it's a video of fighters from al-Qaida's dangerous Somali ... [Published Live 5 WCSC - 11 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

AMISOM reinforce Somalia army against Al-Shabaab in Baidoa.

AMISOM - African Union Mission in Somalia They say a friend in need is a friend in deed, well that seems to have been the case Thursday April 17 when 15 Somalia National Army personnel driving from Baidoa were ambushed in the outskirts of the city by ... [Published AMISOM News - 5 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Kenya And Somalia's Government Hand A Propaganda Coup To Al-Shabaab

Nairobi, Kenya, April 19, 2014 (SL Times) –Reports coming from Kenyan indicate that the Kenyan authorities have arrestedthousands of Somalis whom it claims are there illegally. The arrests, however,include many who were there legally, even citizens who ... [Published Somaliland Times - 8 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Market state, war on terror and the prospects of Jubilee government

Operation Usalama Watch is on its third week. While Security bureaucrats are justifying its outmost necessity, Human rights groups and politicians representing Muslim constituencies are protesting the abuse of human rights in the operation and pundits ... [Published The Star (Kenya) - 9 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

Latest terror threat: 'We will blow you up'

New video from al Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab shows the terror group calling for recruits and more attacks - just months after they murdered dozens in a Kenyan mall. CNN's Barbara Starr reports. ... [Published CNN - 18 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

Good News for Somalis Sending Money Home

Very good news on Wednesday when Barclays Bank agreed to give Dahabshiil, the Somali remittance company, sufficient time to find another way of transferring money from the UK and elsewhere to Somalia before closing its account with them.Up to $2 billion ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 18 2014]
Entities: Dahabshiil, somalis, Somalia
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

Somalia: British Teacher's Heroism Versus Al Shabab's Barbarism

Al Shabab followers wake up every morning with a plan on how many lives they can take, not how many lives they would save. They read Quran and in their demented minds come up with wrong self-serving interpretationsRecently the British Daily mail carried ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 18 2014]
Entities: Qur'an, Al-Shabaab, Somalia
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Police pick out two Shabaab financiers

POLICE yesterday identified and released details of two suspected Alshabab financers in Mombasa county.Police said the suspects are behind recruitment of youths to join alshabab fighters, mainly within Majengo area in Mombasa.Detectives believe the two ... [Published The Star (Kenya) - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Al Shabaab Fighters Ambush Federal Govt Troops in Bay, 6 Militants Killed

Baido — Ten fighters from the opposing sides have been reported killed after Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab militants ambushed the Somali federal government soldiers in armored vehicles along the main road leading to Bay regional district of Bur Hakab from ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 3 reports

Nairobi's solution to terrorism: blame the Somalis

Last week’s crackdown on Somali refugees reads like a show of force by a government that desperately wants to hide the cracks in its counter-terrorismefforts. Perhaps due to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide lastweek, ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Shabaab woos Coast youth as noose tightens

By LUCAS BARASAMore byThe UN has accused Al-Shabaab of wooing youths from the Kenya Coast and other countries to join it amid fears that it could be preparing large-scale attacks in the country.In a confidential report seen by the Nation, the UN says ... [Published Daily Nation - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Kenya: Police Summon Farah Over Al Shabaab

Former Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim yesterday denied any link to Al Shabaab. He has been summoned to appear before the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit at 11 this morning to respond to allegations that his remarks yesterday morning on Citizen TV constituted ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 17 2014]

Quotes

"He was very familiar with the leadership of al-Qaida in Yemen. He spoke at length to U S interrogators" Bergen said
...their arguments," said Alberto Fernandez, State Department Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CCSC), in a statement to CNN. "The way I see it is we are participating in the marketplace of ideas."
...CAIR co-founder and Executive Director Nihad Awad demanded "that our government, the U S government, take immediate steps to end the immoral and illegal Israeli bombardment of Gaza and its population."

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AMISOM reinforce Somalia army against Al-Shabaa... [Published AMISOM News - 5 hours ago]
Kenya And Somalia's Government Hand A Propagand... [Published Somaliland Times - 8 hours ago]
If We 'Protect' Our Communities, Terrorism Shal... [Published The Star (Kenya) - 9 hours ago]
INSECURITY: ‘THE WAR AGAINST TERROR’ JUBILEE VE... [Published The Star (Kenya) - 9 hours ago]
Market state, war on terror and the prospects o... [Published The Star (Kenya) - 9 hours ago]
Usalama Watch: State is fracturing Kenyan society [Published East African - 10 hours ago]
Another al-Qaida group issues threats [Published Live 5 WCSC - 11 hours ago]
U.S. government, militants engaging in social m... [Published TweakTown - 14 hours ago]
Great Idea, Ibrahim Hooper! [Published The Investigative Project on Terrorism - 17 hours ago]
Al Qaeda leader, Somalia-based terror group pre... [Published CNN - 17 hours ago]
IPT: Top 10 Examples of CAIR Extremism and Into... [Published Breitbart Feed - 18 hours ago]
Latest terror threat: 'We will blow you up' [Published CNN - 18 hours ago]
Terror group: We will blow you up [Published CNN.com - Video - 19 hours ago]
Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But Say Thi... [Published NPR - 20 hours ago]
Somalia - Military in Deadly Battle With... [Published AllAfrica.com - 21 hours ago]
New, young Muslim leaders speak out [Published Daily Nation - 21 hours ago]
BRANCH: A case for liberal policies towards the... [Published Daily Nation - 22 hours ago]
Kenya Scores of Shabaab Suspects Arrested [Published Big News Network - 23 hours ago]
Gulf of Aden Security Review - April 18, 2014 [Published Critical Threats - Apr 18 2014]
Good News for Remittance-Makers to Africa - By ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 18 2014]
An Open Protest to President Kenyatta On Harass... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 18 2014]
Good News for Somalis Sending Money Home [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 18 2014]
Kenya: Revisiting the Question of Radicalizatio... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 18 2014]
Somalia: British Teacher's Heroism Versus Al Sh... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 18 2014]
What Somalia’s new internet looks like from Sil... [Published Quartz - Apr 18 2014]
Explaining the Economic Geography of Somali Piracy [Published Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - Apr 18 2014]
Police pick out two Shabaab financiers [Published The Star (Kenya) - Apr 18 2014]
Police to prosecute Maalim for incitement [Published The Star (Kenya) - Apr 18 2014]
Al Shabaab Fighters Ambush Federal Govt Troops ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 18 2014]
Somalia - Ugandan Guard Unit Arrives in Mogadis... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 18 2014]
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IPT: Top 10 Examples of CAIR Extremism and Into... [Published Breitbart Feed - 18 hours ago]
In a heated exchange last week, Ibrahim Hooper – national spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – issued a put up or shut up kind of challenge to his organization's critics. Hooper was  pressed  by Fox News host Megyn Kelly ...
Terror group: We will blow you up [Published CNN.com - Video - 19 hours ago]
New video from al Qaeda affiliate al Shabaab shows the terror group calling for recruits and more attacks. ...
Gulf of Aden Security Review - April 18, 2014 [Published Critical Threats - Apr 18 2014]
Yemen: Yemeni Foreign Minister announces goals for upcoming Friends of Yemen meeting. Horn of Africa: al Shabaab militants ambush an AMISOM and SNA convoy in Bay region; Somali military and police forces clash in Middle Shabelle region. Yemen: Yemeni ...
Kenya: Press Release on the Killing of Innocent... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 18 2014]
Source: African Commission on Human and People's RightsCountry: Kenya The Chairperson of the Working Group on Death Penalty and Extra-Judicial Killings in Africa (the Chairperson) is concerned about reports of the killing of innocent civilians in grenade ...
Kenya: Nairobi Demands Refugees Return to Camps [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 17 2014]
Source: Institute for War and Peace ReportingCountry: Kenya, Somalia Rights groups warn that counter-terror crackdown will discriminate against Somalis while bringing few tangible security gains. By an IWPR reporter in Kenya - International Justice ...
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"The time of Al Shabaab is over," Somali Genera... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Mar 23 2014]
Al Shabaab car bomb hits UN convoy, killing at ... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Feb 13 2014]
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AJC: Our Hearts Are With the Dozens of Victims ... [Published PR Newswire - Sep 22 2013]
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