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Kenya University Attack: At Least 147 Killed By al-Shabab Gunmen

Al-Shabab terrorists separated their victims by faith, before killing at reported 147 Christians at a Kenyan university.

April 2, 2015

Somali Terror Group Kills At Least A Dozen In Bombings

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Somali terror group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for two suicide car bombings that killed at least a dozen civilians Monday south of the capital city of Mogadishu, the first attack since the group’s leader was killed a week earlier by a U.S. airstrike. Dozens more were wounded in […]

September 8, 2014

Pentagon Confirms Militant Al-Shabab Leader Killed In Somalia Airstrike

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon confirmed Friday that Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of Somalia’s al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab militants, was killed in a U.S. airstrike that took place early this week. Godane, 37, was killed Monday after a special-forces strike hit a militant encampment in a town south of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, officials said. The mission […]

September 5, 2014

Al Shabab Claims Responsibility For Killing 29 In Kenyan Coastal Towns

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, on Sunday gave police and security officials 48 hours to hunt down extremists who killed 29 people in separate attacks on two Kenyan towns near the eastern coast. The Somali militant group Al Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attacks on the […]

July 7, 2014

Fresh Attacks On Kenya’s Coast Kill 5 People

By Kate Linthicum and Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times MOMBASA, Kenya — Five people were killed Monday night in fresh attacks near Lamu on the Kenyan coast, a week after militants killed about 60 people in and around Mpeketoni village. The attack happened in Witu, just outside Mpeketoni, close to the scene of last week’s […]

June 24, 2014

Kenya’s President Denies Al-Shabab Is Behind Attacks, Blames Politics

By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday that two nights of deadly attacks on Kenya’s coast were not the work of Somali militants, who have claimed responsibility for the violence. Instead Kenyatta blamed local leaders, whom he accused of seeking to “divide” the country. “This was not […]

June 17, 2014

U.S. Private Contractor In Somalia Likes Working With “Savages”

The revelations about the America’s covert military involvement in Somalia — where the Al Qaeda spin-off group al-Shabab has been gathering strength for years — keep coming. A recent report in The New York Times lays out the extent of U.S. reliance on private contractors in the fight against Somali militants. The people the State […]

August 11, 2011

U.S. Group Trains Troops In Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — On the front lines of Mogadishu’s streets, Islamist militants battle African Union troops. Standing alongside the peacekeepers are members of an American-run team of advisers, former military men who play a little-known but key role in the war against al-Shabab. Aside from covert raids by special operations forces, the U.S. government […]

August 10, 2011

American Admits He Helped Friends Fight For Islamic Terror Group In Somalia

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Monday to a terror charge for helping Somali men travel to their homeland to take up arms with the terror group al-Shabab, averting what would have been the first trial in a long-running federal investigation. Omer Abdi Mohamed, 26, of St. Anthony pleaded guilty to one count […]

July 18, 2011