Al Shabaab

Report: U.S. Seeking Expanded Presence in Kenya

U.S. Africa Command is seeking new authorities to carry out armed drone strikes targeting al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab fighters in eastern Kenya, four American government officials told the New York Times anonymously in a report published on Tuesday.

Kenyan police officers check vehicles on a road after a bus, travelling from the coastal region of Lamu to the town of Malindi, was ambushed by gunmen in Lamu county, southeast Kenya, on January 2, 2020. - At least three people were killed near Kenya's southeastern border with Somalia on …

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Jihadists Storm Presidential Palace

Islamic extremists from the Al Qaeda-linked terror group Al-Shabaab launched an offensive against the presidential palace in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu on Tuesday, leading to a shootout where five jihadists were killed.

A file photo taken on February 13, 2012 shows members of the Al-Shabaab in Elasha Biyaha, Somalia

Amnesty Accuses Trump of ‘War Crimes’ in Somalia

The United States military may have committed lethal “war crimes” against “numerous” civilians, including children, as it ramped up its airstrike campaign against the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab in Somalia under President Donald Trump’s watch, the human rights group Amnesty International claimed on Wednesday, echoing allegations by the terrorist group and some news outlets.

US strikes, which included missiles fired by manned aircraft as well as drones, targeted Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked insurgents, Al-Shabaab