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#Al Shabab

# al-shabab - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

21 people now confirmed dead following Islamist attack on hotel complex in Kenya

Among the dead was an American citizen, a US State Department official said.

# al-shabab - Saturday 26 November, 2016

At least 11 people killed in 'horrific' bombing at busy Somali market

The death toll is likely to rise.

# al-shabab - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Donald Trump is not backing down over comments being used to recruit Islamic extremists

The Republican hopeful doesn’t think that the use of the footage is a good enough reason to dial back his rhetoric.

# al-shabab - Monday 16 June, 2014

Militants attack Kenyan town as residents watch World Cup. 48 people killed.

Authorities are blaming al-Shabab, Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked terror group, for the attack at Mpeketoni.

# al-shabab - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Column: Should Ireland join NATO?

Forging closer ties with NATO could enable Ireland to combat global terrorism writes Colm Ó Broin.

# al-shabab - Monday 23 September, 2013

Heavy gunfire and explosions heard as siege continues at Kenyan shopping mall

As the stand-off enters its third day, sustained bursts of rapid gunfire erupted at dawn and lasted 15 minutes, and soldiers posted around the complex ducked for cover.

# al-shabab - Sunday 14 April, 2013

16 dead following al-Shabab attack in Somalia's main court complex

The preliminary death includes all nine attackers.

# al-shabab - Monday 18 February, 2013

Danish brothers charged with plotting terror attack

Two brothers with links to Somalia’s Islamist Shebab rebels have been formally charged over suspicions of plotting a terror attack.

# al-shabab - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Captors kill hostage in Somalia during French raid

The hostage, known as Denis Allex, had been captured in 2009.

# al-shabab - Thursday 23 February, 2012

World leaders threaten sanctions over Somalia

Those who hamper the troubled state’s political progress will face serious sanctions, leaders attending today’s major international conference in London warned.

# al-shabab - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

‘For children in Somalia, nowhere is safe’ – HRW report Child Soldiers This post contains videos

‘For children in Somalia, nowhere is safe’ – HRW report

The rights group has criticised all sides of the Somali conflict of recruiting child soldiers and failing to adequately protect children.

# al-shabab - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Concerns raised for humanitarian work after Somali militants ban aid agencies

UNICEF says it fears for the lives of malnourished children who have been receiving food from its workers, who have been banned by al-Shabab fighters.

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies

The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.

# al-shabab - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Ethiopian troops spotted in Somalia: report

Has Ethiopia followed Kenya in sending its troops to tackle Somali insurgents?

# al-shabab - Friday 4 November, 2011

Kenya warns of 'Al Shabab donkeys' in Somalia Al Shabab Donkeys This post contains images

Kenya warns of 'Al Shabab donkeys' in Somalia

Tensions on the Kenya-Somalia border follows a spate of recent kidnappings and the imposition of a Kenyan military force in the region.

# al-shabab - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Somali gunmen kidnap US, Danish aid workers

The two colleagues work for a Danish organisation which works to remove unexploded mines.

# al-shabab - Monday 24 October, 2011

14 injured in grenade attack at Kenyan nightclub Kenya This post contains videos

14 injured in grenade attack at Kenyan nightclub

Kenyan police say they believe Somali militant group al-Shabab is behind the attack, which comes after the group’s recent warning of “bloody battles” which would endanger the lives of civilians.

# al-shabab - Friday 21 October, 2011

Al-Shabab display bodies of African Union peacekeepers

The fighters displayed around 70 bodies of the troops after a battle in Mogadishu yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# al-shabab - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Frenchwoman abducted in Kenya dies weeks after kidnapping

The 66-year-old woman was taken from her rented house on a Kenyan island earlier this month by suspected Somali militants.

# al-shabab - Friday 14 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# al-shabab - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Somali children given guns and grenades in radio contest

Islamist group al-Shabab gave the prizes to children aged between ten and 17 after testing them on their knowledge of the Koran.

# al-shabab - Monday 15 August, 2011

All sides to blame in Somali disaster, says human rights group

In its latest report, Human Rights Watch says that government troops,

# al-shabab - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Somali children reportedly recruited by extremists

The United Nations has warned that children are being targeted for recruitment by the Somali militant group who are working to overthrow the country’s unstable government.

# al-shabab - Saturday 30 July, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Every evening, brings you a round-up of the day’s main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

UN warns famine will spread in Somalia

Somali militant have been preventing aid from reaching parts of the country suffering serious food crisis amid major regional drought.

# al-shabab - Sunday 17 July, 2011

After two years UN aid delivered to Islamist areas of Somalia

It’s the first time aid has been delivered to some parts of the country in two years

# al-shabab - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

In pictures: A photo essay from war-torn Somalia Somalia This post contains images

In pictures: A photo essay from war-torn Somalia

Striking images from Somalia, where the worst drought in the region for 60 years is affecting some 7 million people.

Militants lift aid ban to help Somalia drought victims

The powerful Islamist group Al-Shabab had previously placed a ban on aid from non-Muslim agencies to Somalia.

# al-shabab - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Al Qaeda chief in East Africa said to have been killed in Somalia

Fazul Abdullah Muhammad, thought to be responsible for the 1998 US embassy bombings, was killed in Mogadishu earlier this week it was reported today.

Somali minister killed in suicide bomb attack by niece

The militant group linked to al-Qaeda, al Shabab, has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack which is believed to have been carried out by the interior minister’s teenage niece.

# al-shabab - Friday 4 March, 2011

More than 50 peacekeepers killed in Somalia fighting

African Union peacekeepers have been fighting insurgents linked to Al-Qaeda in the war torn African country.

# al-shabab - Thursday 21 October, 2010

Man pleads guilty to South Park terror threat

Zachary Chesser admits to encouraging attacks on cartoonists Trey Parker and Matt Stone over their depictions of Islam.

# al-shabab - Tuesday 31 August, 2010

Mortar attack kills 4 peacekeepers

Four Ugandan peacekeepers have died following Somali Islamist group al-Shabab mortaring the presidential palace.

# al-shabab - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

AT LEAST 31 PEOPLE have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in Somali, including a number of Somali politicians. Members of militant group al-Shabab disguised themselves as government workers to attack the Muna Hotel. Al-Shabab, which has been linked to al-Qaeda, recently declared a “massive, final” war against “invaders”, the African Union troops deployed to Somalia to support government forces.

# al-shabab - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

AN UNEXPLODED vest bomb has been discovered in Uganda’s capital as authorities continue to investigate Sunday’s double bombing, AP reports. The vest was loaded with ball bearings and found at a disco, suggesting that a third bombing had been planned.

Four people were arrested in connection with the discovery. None of the four is Ugandan, according to investigators, but no further details have yet emerged. Somali militant group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but investigators suggested that a Ugandan militant group, the Allied Democratic Forces, may also have played a part.

Seventy-six people were killed, including one Irish woman, when two bombs exploded in Kimpala as people watched the World Cup final. Lay missionary Marie Smith, 51, from Dublin was killed in the blasts. Ms Smith had worked for over 30 years in Africa.