Al Shabaab Militants Arrested Shortly After Leaving Court

Al-Shabaab militants were arrested Thurday by Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) officers shortly after leaving a Mombasa court The ATPU officers in civilian clothes bundled the suspects, together with their parents, into a waiting vehicle that was parked at the court’s main entrance. Ummulkheir Sadri Abdalla, Khadija Abubakar Abdulkadir and Halima Adan, who are out on... Continue Reading →

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Failure in family unity and society cohesion a driver of violent extremism

In most countries across Africa, terrorism has been blamed on governments’ failure to achieve inclusion of its citizens. Political instability, joblessness are also some of the alleged causes and motivations of youth joining terrorist groups. With some traces of truth laced around it, it is unfortunate that identity thirst can hardly be cured by devolution... Continue Reading →

Iraqi Court Sentences Al Qaeda Militants To Death

An Iraqi court has sentenced two convicted Al-Qaeda members to death for involvement in terrorist attacks. According to Abdul Sattar Bayrakdar, a spokesman for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, one of the two individuals was convicted earlier for carrying out a 2011 car-bomb attack in central Baghdad. That attack led to the death of 34 civilians... Continue Reading →

Five Most Wanted ISIS Commanders Captured In Complex Sting

Five ‘Most wanted’ ISIS commanders have been captured, including a top aide to Abu Bakr al-baghdadi the group’s leader. The militants were hunted down in a complex cross-border sting carried out by Iraqi and American intelligence. The five include four Iraqis and one Syrian whose responsibilities included governing ISIS' territory around Deir el-Zour, Syria, directing... Continue Reading →

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