Al-Shabaab (militant group)

Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda

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Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, more commonly known as al-Shabaab, is a jihadist fundamentalist group based in East Africa. In 2012, it pledged allegiance to the militant Islamist organization Al-Qaeda. In February 2012, some of the group's leaders quarreled with Al-Qaeda over the union, and quickly lost ground. Al-Shabaab's troop strength was estimated at 7,000 to 9,000 militants in 2014. As of 2015, the group has retreated from the major cities, however al-Shabaab still controls large parts of the rural areas.

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Three men have been convicted for supporting the 2015 Garissa University terrorist attack in Kenya. Though they were not among the gunmen, the trio knew the..
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At least 11 people were killed and 25 wounded Saturday in Mogadishu. The terrorist group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the pair of explosions in Somalia's..
Credit: CBS News - Published 5 days ago

Somali militants killed eight Kenyan police with a roadside bomb near the border between the two countries on Saturday, officials said, while another eight died..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

No-one has admitted planting the explosives in east Wajir county, but suspicion falls on al-Shabab militants.
5 days ago • BBC News
Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab have been fighting for more than a decade to topple the Somali government and continue to wage a guerrilla war against the authorities A..
5 days ago • WorldNews
A car bomb exploded near the Somali parliament Saturday, killing eight people, emergency workers said, hours after militia executed nine civilians from a clan..
Credit: France 24 - Published 5 days ago

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