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Al-Shabaab militants attack presidential palace in Somalia

Mogadishu - Al-Shabaab an Al Qaeda-linked group in Somalia launched an attack against the well protected Somali presidential palace using a car bomb to blast through a gate followed by a fierce gun battle with African Union soldiers.

US Navy SEALs forced to retreat during unsuccessful Somalia raid

Elite US commandos were forced to retreat during a daring yet ultimately unsuccessful Saturday raid on a seaside home in Somalia suspected of housing Islamist militants responsible for the recent deadly terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Kenya.

Al-Shabaab suicide attack kills at least 15 in Somalia

Mogadishu - The radical Islamist group Al-Shabaab claimed its fighters carried out a suicide attack on a UN compound in Mogadishu that killed at least 15 people including UN personnel.

Over 250 Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab militants to surrender

Mogadishu - Some 200 Al Shabaab militants surrendered to African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces Saturday in Garsale, nearly 80 kilometres from Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, even as the Al-Qaeda linked group continues to suffer significant setbacks.

Boko Haram linking up with Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab says US commander

US Africa Command's top military official has said there is a threat of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Al Shabaab and Boko Haram linking up. According to Army General Carter F. Ham, there is evidence that the three groups are combining efforts.

Al Qaeda affiliate offers camels for Obama, chickens for Hillary

A Somali al Qaeda affiliate, al Shabaab, has mocked the U.S. for the millions of dollars in rewards offered for whereabouts of its leaders by making a counter-offer of camels and chickens for information on the whereabouts of Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Heavy fighting hits Somalia

Fighting between al Shabaab rebels and Ethiopia backed Somali government forces on Saturday left dozens dead in some parts of the horn of Africa nation.

Famine conditions ease in Somalia, militant fighting on rise

Mogadishu - A massive scale-up of humanitarian efforts has led to significant food aid flows into local markets to ease Somalia’s famine conditions, but new fighting between military and the militant Al Shabab group continues posing serious risk to supply aid.

Al Shabaab recruiting Kenyan youth

Young Kenyans caught in the wave of petty crime have served as a pool from where they are recruited by the Islamist group al-Shabab to fight in Somalia, reports Aljazeera.

Ethiopian minister says Somali extremists ‘losing momentum’ Special

Pretoria - The Somali extremist group Al Shabaab is ‘losing momentum’ against a combination of a new moderate group and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), raising the possibility of an eventual defeat of the Al-Qaeda-linked organisation.
 

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