Al Shabaab's Record of Resilience - STRATFOR

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 able to steadily add to its holdings. But there is only so much al ...

Somalia: MP - Al Shabaab 'Beheads 5 Civilians' in Tiyeglow Town - AllAfrica.com

A member of Somali parliament Mohamed Hussein Isack known as (Afarale) said Al shabaab fighters have beheaded five men in Tiyeglow, days after they took the town from Somali and AU troops lastt week. The MP said Al shabaab has executed the five for ...

Waiting Out the Enemy in Somalia - STRATFOR

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, particularly as Ethiopian forces withdraw from Central Somalia, the group has been able to ...

Al Shabaab seizes town from Somali government - Reuters

MOGADISHU The Islamist group al Shabaab seized a town northwest of Somalia's capital from government forces on Sunday, the latest small center taken by the militant group trying to topple the country's Western-backed government. Al Shabaab, which ...

Kenya: Police Arrest Three More Linked to Mandera Massacre - AllAfrica.com

Police in Mandera have arrested three more suspects in connection to last week's terror attack on a lodge that left 12 people killed. Without revealing the identities of the suspects, County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia on Monday said the three were ...

Refugee Crisis in Europe: Somalia a case study - Mareeg Media

By Ali Osman MOGADISHU- Every boat that is lost in the sea the dead is certain to be ten percent Somalis. We know this; we attend the funerals and see the wailing of the mothers and fathers of the dead here in Mogadishu. And somewhere in Europe ...

Kenya: Nairobi Speeds Completion of Security Wall at Border - AllAfrica.com

The Kenyan government will fast track completion of a 30-kilometer security wall along the border with Somalia to ward off infiltration by Al-Shabaab militants, officials have said. Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia told reporters that the ...

Somalia: Al Shabaab Accused of Abducting Elder - AllAfrica.com

The militant group Al shabaab linked with Al Qaeda has been accused of kidnapping a renowned traditional elder in the town of Afmadow in southern Somalia on Saturday. Colonel Hujalle Aden Mohamed, a Somali army chief officer in the region, told Radio ...

Somalia: Govt Soldiers Recaptured Town From Al Shabaab - AllAfrica.com

Two US Army troops from the 10th Mountain Division are shown conducting a night time sweep for weapons in the small Somali village of Afgooye. Some Somali men, women and children are seen at the right. The 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, New ...

Somalia Enters Freefall Following Isis, Al-Shabaab Flurry - AllAfrica.com

Today begins another worrisome week in one of the world's most volatile nations. The Islamic State gained its first foothold in Somalia last week, and an al-Shabaab takeover seems imminent following Ethiopia's troop withdrawal. Will these obstacles be ...

Somalia: Mogadishu Airport Security Foiled Al Shabaab Network - AllAfrica.com

Somali's security forces on Monday arrested 20 Al shabaab network while they were trying to depart Mogadishu airport, Somali Security Minister Abdirisak Omar Mohamed said. The minister not mention where the network were going, he added that the men ...