Al-Shabaab

'Jihadi' John' Suspect Mohammed Emwazi Escaped Britain in Truck: Sources

A man suspected to be the black-clad ISIS executioner known as "Jihadi John" believed he was on a watch list by authorities in Britain and escaped from the country in the back of a truck, according to U.K. security sources.<p>The security sources did not say when exactly Mohammed Emwazi, 26, left …

Terrorism

Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 16, 2018

<b>Yemen:</b> <i>AQAP renews threat of international attacks; AQAP-linked militants clash with pro-Hadi government and Islah forces in Taiz city; U.S.</i> …

Middle East

Somali Puntland forces recapture strategic town from al Shabaab - officer

GAROWE, Somalia: Military forces of Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region have retaken a strategic town from Islamic militant group al Shabaab, …

Africa

Somali President Steps up Fight Against Al-Shabaab

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has made major security shake-ups to step up the fight against Al-Shabaab.<p>Photo: aljazeera<p>Security in …

Islamism

Somalia President Shakes Up Security Posts Amid Islamist Threat

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed reshuffled key security officials including the army chief, a move authorities said is part of a new …

Africa

Somali president names new military chief in security services revamp

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia on Thursday named a new military supreme commander, a deputy head of intelligence services and ahead of presidential security as part of a revamp of security forces to better tackle the Islamist militant threat.<p>Diplomats worry that without strong, corruption-free …

Africa

Al-Shabaab’s Mata Hari Network

I recently spent several weeks in the slum districts of Nairobi, researching al-Shabaab’s criminal activities in the Horn of Africa. I expected to …

Africa

Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 10, 2018

<b>Yemen:</b> <i>GCC announces conference in Riyadh to discuss the Yemeni peace process; STC president demands right of self-determination and inclusion in UN</i> …

Africa

Suspected al Shabaab militants kill five soldiers in Kenya's Lamu - county official

MOMBASA (Reuters) - Five Kenyan soldiers were killed in an attack claimed by the Somali group al Shaabab in Lamu County on Kenya’s north coast on Wednesday, a senior official said.<p>The local government official in the county, who asked not to be named, said the attack occurred between the areas of …

Extremism

US-Somalia forces ‘take over’ Al-Qaeda hideouts

The United States-backed Special Forces have taken over a strategic base from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab in Southern Somalia, <i>Garowe Online</i> …

Special Forces

How Kenya is managing security 20 years after the Nairobi blast

It’s been 20 years since the attack on the US embassy in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. A suicide bomber detonated two truck bombs killing 200 people. A …

Africa

U.N. security council needs reforms to fulfill core tasks - Eritrea president

President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki, has averred that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) needs an amount of meaningful reform to perform its …

UN Security Council

British army unit will tackle threat from female suicide bombers

The defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, has announced that Britain’s first specialist army training team is being set up to help tackle sexual violence and the use of female suicide bombers in some of the world’s most dangerous countries.<p>The expert unit will be deployed in the coming weeks to east …

Africa

Kenya, U.S. mark 20 years since al Qaeda's first major attack

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador joined a ceremony in Nairobi on Tuesday to commemorate 20 years since truck bombs hit the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 258 people and marking the start of al Qaeda's global campaign of violence.<p>Some 200 Kenyans and Americans, many of them …

Africa

Two car bomb blasts kill six in Somalia

Two car bombs have hit Somalia, killing six people.

Extremism

Suicide Bomb Attack Kills at Least Three Somali Soldiers Outside Mogadishu

At least three Somali soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afgoye district, a town 30 km (18 miles) to the northwest of the capital …

Extremism

Meanwhile, Back in Somalia

Opinion<p>Posted: Aug 01, 2018 4:17 PM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Since April, …

Africa

Somalia | ISIS’s nemesis

Al Shabaab offers its Da’ish competitors a simple choice: recant or face execution

Islamism

Kenya:46 People Reported Missing in the Coast

[Nation] Some 46 people from the Coast have gone missing as the war on terror and criminal gangs intensifies.

Africa

US conducts airstrike in Somalia near base where US soldier was killed

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US military conducted an airstrike Monday targeting Al-Shabaab in Somalia, a strike that took place after the terror group's fighters assaulted a base where a US soldier was killed last month.<p>"In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an airstrike …

Extremism

Scores of Al-Shabaab Militants Killed in Somalia

Shabelle, 24 July 2018<p>Residents of Hullugho in Garissa County along the border with Somalia have said that a poor communication network has made …

Africa

Eritrea:What Peace Will Mean for Eritrea - Africa's 'North Korea'

(Photo: Temesgen Woldezion /Wikipedia)<i>The end of hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea has been met with relief in the region as well as globally.</i> …

Africa

Heavy fighting in Somalia after al-Shabaab militants target military base

Al Shabaab militants storm a military base in Somalia's south for the second time in two months. The group says it killed 27 soldiers, but army has dismissed the claim. Also, China and Rwanda sign over a dozen bilateral deals worth millions. Chinese President Xi Jinping is continuing his policy of …

Islamism

Google parent firm shrugs off EU fine with advertising boost

Investors in Alphabet, Google's parent company, have welcomed the firm's latest results, despite profits being dented by the €4 billion fine imposed by the European Commission last week. Also today, a look at how regulating Lebanon's illicit cannabis industry could help the country's economy.

Emmanuel Macron

Somalia's al Shabaab says it storms military base, kills 27 troops

Fighting broke out between al-Shabaab and the national army shortly afterwards, resulting in the army killing 87 militants.

Extremism

Al-Shabaab says it stormed Somali military base, killing 27 troops

Al-Shabaab fighters attacked a military base with a suicide car bomb in the south of Somalia, killing 27 soldiers, the group said on Monday.<p>The …

Extremism

Somalia's al Shabaab says it stormed military base in state's south, killed 27

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

Extremism

Kenya:U.S. Declares Kenya's Al-Hijra as a Terrorist Organisation

Kenya-based wing of Al-Shabaab, Al-Hijra, has been added to the US list of terrorist organisations."Terrorism designations expose and isolate …

Africa

Somalia:Govt Deploys More Troops to Beef Up Security in Beledweyne

A Somali government official said that more forces were being deployed to Beledweyne city, the regional capital of Hiran after attacks that left …

Africa

Al Shabaab captures strategic town in Somalia's Puntland

BOSASO (Reuters) - Somalia’s Islamist militant group al Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km (60 miles) south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.<p>Residents in Af Urur told Reuters that the town is now …

Africa