Al Shabaab suspects gunned down in Tana River

Three suspected al Shabaab militants were killed in Wayu area, Tana River county on Monday. The suspects are said to have been part of a group behind recent attacks targeting security agents. Deputy commissioner Michael Kioni said they recovered several rifles and ammunition from the suspects who were wearing jungle uniform. "They were ambushed by... Continue Reading →

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Puntland Military Court Hands over 5 Al-Shabaab Operatives to Death Sentence

Puntland military court on Saturday handed over death sentence to five Al-Shabaab operatives after they were intercepted driving a car that was full of explosives in Bosaso. According to a report by Somali National News Agency (SONNA), the five Al-Qaeda linked operatives in Somalia were on a mission to launch attacks in Bosaso before their... Continue Reading →

Somalia and the Limits of U.S. Bombing

The Trump administration has made it clear that the United States will take a more aggressive approach to battling al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia. In March, President Trump granted the military expanded authorities to operate in Somalia, paving the way for an accelerated military campaign. By declaring parts of Somalia an “area of active hostilities,” Mr.... Continue Reading →

KDF and police capture DANGEROUS al-Shabaab commander after night raid (photos)

Al Shabaab explosives expert Ahmed Abdi yare and his terrorism paraphernalia Kenya Defence Force (KDF) have dealt militant group al-Shabaab a heavy blow after capturing one of its senior commanders. KDF working alongside Kenyan counter terrorism operatives captured Ahmed Abdi Yare near the Kenya-Somalia border. Yare, was al-Shabaab's deputy commander for its Jay Al-Usr brigades... Continue Reading →

The sex slaves of al-Shabab

When Salama Ali started investigating the disappearance of two younger brothers last year she made an awful discovery - not only were radicalised young Kenyan men leaving to join the al-Shabab militants in neighbouring Somalia, but women were being seized and trafficked by the group as sex slaves. Salama's search for information about her brothers... Continue Reading →

Tackling the security crisis in Somalia

As Somalia continues to suffer from ongoing violence and a possible famine in the near future, the international community is working together to address the country's poor state of affairs. On Wednesday the UN Security Council met in New York to discuss the deteriorating security situation in Somalia. Earlier that morning three bomb disposal experts were... Continue Reading →

UN urges leaders in Africa to join war on Al Shabaab

A UN official has urged Muslim leaders in Africa to join the fight against violent extremism, warning that its continued growth on the continent will reverse the development gains. Rosa Malango, the United Nation’s Coordinator in Uganda, on May 15 said if the extremism is not addressed, it threatens to curtail Africa’s development prospects for... Continue Reading →

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