Map. History of Al Qaeda conflict

23 February 2018
2 week ago
Al Shabab militants have recaptured El-Wak town in Somalia's Gedo province following the withdrawal of Somali national army forces on Friday morning
South, southeast and east of Algiers: Army says killed 15 among Droukdel's personnel during January 2018
Two members of al-Qaeda were killed in a drone strike in the province of Al Bayda of Yemen
Big haul for Russia AF today: 5 top HTS commanders killed in airstrike near Abu al-Duhour. Allegedly incl Abu Musab al-Suri, senior AQ operative that was in Syria prison in 2014 and no further news about him
"We must know that our battle is longIt is a battle of behavior and caring little for the world before explosions, assassinations and taking war spoils" AQ's Zawahiri says per @siteintelgroup translation
A Ugandan national who is said to be a chef has been shot dead inside UNICEF compound in Mogadishu. Attacker is believed to be a former security guard at the compound who was fired from the job, investigators arrived the scene, perpetrator 'escaped': security sources.
4 week ago
AlShabaab claims to have burned an armored vehicle carrying Ethiopian soldiers in explosion in Bardale town
Reports that a vehicle carrying Somali soldiers was the target of the blast,One civilian wounded-residents
Roadside explosion took place near Ex-Digfer hospital in Mogadishu's Hodan district- Sources
Somalia lures defectors in new push against insurgents
U.S. has pointed AQAP's scholar Shaykh al-Mujahid Khalid Batarfi as a Specially Designated Global "Terrorist"
"ISIS and Al Qaeda are difficult targets for sure" says @CIA Dir Mike Pompeo. "Success on battlefield helps "It provides us real opportunities to reach in There are more people who decide being part of Team America is better than being part of Team Jihadi" adding Pompeo
Speech by AQAP official Khalid Batarfi titled "Our Duty Towards Our Quds" responds to Jerusalem decision and calls for attacks: "greatest responsibility lies upon the Muslims in America and the Western countries in the world"
Armed men attacked a police station in Ghana's capital Accra, killing an officer, freeing unknown number of cell inmates: local media
The SBU detained an Uzbek citizen, member of extremism "Jihadchilar" organization
1 month ago
A US military official tells me that US Special Operations Forces participated in a Jan. 18 Somali-led raid on an al-Shabaab camp in the Middle Shabelle region that helped rescue approx. 30 Somali child conscripts. US forces were in an advisory role
US airstrike kills four Al Shabab militants near Kismaayo town on Thursday according to @USAfricaCommand
US airstrike targets alShabab near Kismayo Somalia, killing 4 militants per @USAfricaCommand. No civilians killed per officials1 month ago
US airstrike targets alShabab near Kismayo Somalia, killing 4 militants per @USAfricaCommand. No civilians killed per officials
US forces backed Somali commandos have destroyed an Al Shabab training camp in Lower Shabelle province, killing at least 10 militants
1 month ago
Five members of Al-Qaeda Network have been killed in Afghan and foreign security forces joint operation in the Sherzado district of eastern Nangarhar province
AlQaeda Yemen releases new 37min spy film "Secrets, Dangers and Departure of the Best". Implies huge pressure on AQAP from informers and drones. Spies exposed seem relaxed and talk freely (in present tense) on how they work
1 month ago
At least three militants were killed in the attack on Daynunay, while 1 govt soldier was injured in Gofgudud Burey, per regional security source. Both bases locate in Bay region of Somalia
Libya's GNA issues a statement on Mitiga Airport clashes: GNA condemns the attack. Says the attack is an attempt to free militants from AQ/ISIS held by Rada at the Mitiga prison facility
1 month ago
The Somali national army radio is reporting that Danab special forces have 'destroyed' Al-Shabab militia outposts in Leego town area killing 10 militants on Friday. Leego remains one of the towns in Lower Shabelle region controlled by the group since Aug when AU troops vacated it
IED explosion near Al-Salam Hotel in Seiyun city Wadi Hadramout this morning destroyed a car, damaged homes and shops, and injured at least one civilian. Reportedly targeted a passing military vehicle. Yemen
1 month ago
Somali govt forces and Kenyan troops clashed in the Somali town of El-Wak at 7:30am this morning after mistaking each other respectively for Al-Shabab militants during patrol, leading to heavy exchange of gunfire, a Somali security officer was killed: residents
Jaysh al-Badiyah, one of the handful former HTS battalions that have declared loyalty to al-Qaida, flies the AQ in Syria flag during their attack on government positions in Eastern Hama.
US airstrikes kill key al-Qaida AQAP leaders in Yemen, per @CENTCOM: External ops facilitator Miqdad al Sana'ani - Dec 15, al-Bayda governorate; arms facilitator Habib al-Sana'ani - Dec 19, Marib governorate; Dawah committee member Abu Umar al-Sana'ani - Nov 20, al-Bayda
Al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula (AQAP) using an upgraded photo template to publish it's latest photo essay, this one showing militants attacking Saudi-coalition backed Hadrami Elite forces in the Daw'an District of the Hadhramaut Governorate
AQAP militants used RPGs and B-10 recoilless rifle during their attack on the Hadrami Elite forces camp in Budha area of Doan Hadramout. Four attackers were killed. Yemen