Al Shabaab

Ilhan Omar Complains Trump Is Droning Jihadis in Somalia ‘to Death’

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), during a House panel hearing on Thursday, complained that U.S. President Donald Trump has dramatically intensified American airstrikes in her native Somalia that have killed hundreds of members of the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab.

US Representative Ilhan Omar attends a youth climate rally on the west front of the US Capitol on March 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Somali Capital Sustains 7th Terror Attack by Al-Shabaab in 1 Week

Residents of the Somali capital of Mogadishu have experienced a wave of deadly suicide and car bomb attacks in recent days at the hands of the local al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab, which killed at least 30 people in about one week, starting on March 21.

Shabaab raid kills 11 in Somalia, including deputy minister

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.

Civilian deaths mount as US drone strikes in Somalia escalate: Amnesty

War in Africa: U.S. Drops Record Number of Bombs in Somalia in 2018

The United States boosted its military efforts against jihadis in Africa under President Donald Trump, launching a record 36 airstrikes on the al-Qaeda wing al-Shabaab in Somalia in 2018, already more than any other single year, Voice of America (VOA) reported Thursday, citing U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).

US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attack

U.S. Airstrikes Kill 50 Al-Shabaab Jihadis in Somalia

American airstrikes launched over the last three days have “degraded” the East Africa-based al-Qaeda wing al-Shabaab, killing 50 jihadis in Somalia days after the United Nations determined the group is expanding and remains the top threat facing African nation, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) revealed.

Shabaab fighters have been fighting to overthrow the Somali regime for the past decade

Al-Shabaab Defector Known as Group’s ‘Founding Father’ Runs for Office in Somalia 

The former second-in-command and “founding father” of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab terrorist organization in Somalia, considered the deadliest jihadist group in Africa, “has a good chance of winning” the election next month for president of the country’s South West regional state, the Associated Press (AP) reports Tuesday. 

Former Deputy Leader and spokesman of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels, Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansur, speaks to journalists on August 15, 2017 in Mogadishu. Abu Mansur left Al-Shabaab in 2013 after falling out with its leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed a year later, in September …

Al-Shabaab Launches ‘Aggressive’ Child Jihadi Recruitment in Somalia

Al-Shabaab jihadists in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region have ramped up “aggressive” child recruitment efforts, forcing outgunned residents who refused to surrender their kids to ultimately flee after fighting the heavily armed al-Qaeda affiliate, Kenya’s Standard newspaper reports Thursday.

US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attack