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Al-Shabaab Gunmen, Suicide Bombers Attack Mogadishu Hotel

A suicide bombing attack on a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia on Thursday evening quickly escalated into a massive gun battle between Somali security forces and jihadis loyal to al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda ally that is becoming increasingly active across the region.

Rescuers run as they carry a stretcher in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on February 28, 2019 after a car bomb exploded close to a major hotel killing at least five people and wounding 25 others. - Witnesses described how the blast ripped through one of the busiest streets of …

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.

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 …

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.

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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.

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