Tag: al-Shabab

KENYA, DADAAB : DADAAB, KENYA - OCTOBER 12: This photo taken on October 4, 2014 shows refugee children reaching out for candies distributed by an African man at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, the largest refugee complex in the world, where thousands of Somalis, Tanzanians, Sudanese and Ethiopians fleeing conflicts in their countries have found shelter and live under tough living conditions. (Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency)

Court Prevents Kenya from Closing World’s Largest Refugee Camp

On Thursday, Kenya’s High Court blocked a government directive to close the Dadaab refugee camp, in operation since 1991 and considered the largest refugee camp in the world. The government wants to close the camp because it says the Somalia-based terrorist organization al-Shabaab has been using it as a base.

At Least 14 killed in Somalia Hotel Jihadist Attack

Gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital Saturday, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the grenade-throwing assailants to the top floor and ended the hours-long assault, police and witnesses said. At least 14 people were killed.

American Jihadi in Somalia Encouraged ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest Attack

A jihadist in Somalia believed to have tiles to Al-Shabaab was found to have tweeted a message demanding Americans attack the ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest held in Garland, Texas on Sunday. The discovery of these tweets follows reports from at least one law enforcement official that the gunmen responded directly to Twitter requests to attack the event.