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Somalia’s Shabaab still potent threat, UN report warns.

Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group remains capable of launching large-scale attacks despite claims that the insurgency is weakening, a UN report warned Friday. The Islamist group

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Suicide car bombing kills 2 soldiers near Somali parliament: official.

Two soldiers were killed in a suicide car bomb attack near parliament buildings in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday evening, a security official said.

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War On Terror Archives

‘You’re Going To Be The Next Terrorist,’ Phoenix Teacher Allegedly Tells Somali Pupil.
- Nov 2, 2016
A school in Phoenix has become the subject of a complaint from The American Civil Liberties Union that alleges a teacher conducted a campaign of discrimination against a Muslim student, ...
Al Shabaab’s Record of Resilience.
- Nov 2, 2016
Al Shabaab, the militant Islamist group in Somalia, has taken over more territory over the past few weeks. With African Union and Somali troops stretched thin, the group has been ...
Kenyan police allowed to hold terror suspects in Mandera.
- Nov 2, 2016
A Mandera court has allowed the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit to hold three terror suspects for seven days to allow police to complete their investigations into their case. Two Ugandans, Makoba Asman ...
Mosul offensive: Live updates.
- Oct 17, 2016
A major offensive to recapture Mosul from ISIS is under way, as Iraqi-led forces advance on the city, which has been under the terror group's control
Why the Muslim community in Minneapolis is worried.
- Oct 17, 2016
Minneapolis is home to a large Somali-American population. They are represented by Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress.
On the Ground as the Massive, High-Risk Attack on ISIS in Mosul Begins.
- Oct 17, 2016
The attack on Mosul would destroy the Islamic State's last stronghold in Iraq, but it’s fraught with risks that could disrupt the American presidential campaign. KHAZIR, Iraq — After months of ...
Aleppo bombing ‘kills 14 members of one family’.
- Oct 17, 2016
Fourteen members of one family have died in an air strike on rebel-held east Aleppo, volunteer rescuers say. Eight children and two women were among the dead, said the civil defence ...
Four Kenyans arrested over ISIL and Al Qaeda links
- Oct 12, 2016
Four terror suspects were arraigned in a Kenyan court on Tuesday in the coastal city of Mombasa over links with the Al Shabaab and the Islamic State militant groups. The four ...
U.S. Mission to Somalia press statement on Galkayo strike
- Oct 12, 2016
U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz said the U.S. government is working closely with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), the Interim Galmudug Administration (IGA), and Puntland Administration officials to address ...
Will Somalia’s Elections Change the War on Al-Shabaab?
- Oct 12, 2016
In counterinsurgency, military victories tend to be easier than political ones, and Somalia seems to be a case in point these days. On the one hand, al-Shabaab has retreated from ...
Kenya enhances security along Somali border.
- Oct 12, 2016
Kenya said on Tuesday that it has enhanced security along its Somali border to thwart terror attacks from Al-Shabaab militants from Somalia. Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia told journalists that security ...
- Oct 5, 2016
Prosecutors have indicted a German man accused of joining the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia on terrorism charges. German federal prosecutors said Tuesday that the indictment against the 28-year-old identified ...
Kenya extends amnesty period for al-Shabaab recruits.
- Oct 2, 2016
Kenya on Saturday has extended indefinitely the amnesty period offered to youths who are considered to have been lured and radicalized to join the Somalia-based al-Shabaab militant group after being ...
Leave my family alone, mother of slain terror suspects pleads.
- Oct 1, 2016
“I want to be left alone with my family. Enough is enough’’. These are the words of Nadya Ahmed Mohamed, 48, who has lost two of her sons to police bullets. ...
Somalia: Galmudug – U.S. Raid Killed Soldiers Not Al-Shabaab
- Oct 1, 2016
The interim Galmudug administration has denied a pentagon report that U.S. military drones have targeted Al shabaab militants at an area east of Galkayo city in central Somalia. The army chief ...
KDF soldier captured in El Adde pleads with Uhuru in al Shabaab video.
- Sep 30, 2016
Al Shabaab militants have released a video of a man allegedly captured in the El Adde attack asking the President to withdraw troops from Somalia and negotiate release. The eight-minute video ...
Family of captured soldier want him rescued.
- Sep 30, 2016
There was no shadow of doubt in her voice when she saw the picture. “Yes, that is him! That is him! May God have mercy on him,” the mother of the ...
Heslam: Jihadis’ parents speak out.
- Sep 29, 2016
‘Pain I will have to take to my grave’ Their children were Americans who grew up to be terrorists — and yesterday the anguished parents shared their nightmare of homegrown jihad. On ...

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