18 April 2021
Leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb killed in Mali by French forces (France defence minister)
10 month ago
French Defense Minister: French forces kill al-Qaeda leader in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdel-Malik Droukdel, in northern Mali
English version of Taliban statement rejecting UN report. Afghanistan10 month ago
English version of Taliban statement rejecting UN report. Afghanistan
10 month ago
United Nations: Taliban still linked to al-Qaeda despite agreement with Washington
10 month ago
New @UN report: "The Taliban regularly consulted with Al-Qaeda during negotiations with the United States & offered guarantees that it would honour their historical ties."
Somalia revoked licenses for two Kenya airline companies for allegedly smuggling Khat declared as "medical supplies" into the country, and violating Covid19 restrictions. Sources tell VOA Somali licenses for Buff Air Services and Silverstones Air Services are revoked
10 month ago
"So far, all evidence points to the shooting being a terror-related incident and we are investigating it as such" per @FBIHouston. Suspect in NAS Corpus Christi shooting ID'd as 21yo Syrian-born, US citizen Adam Salim Alsahli
Alexandria Man on FBI Most Wanted List Indicted on Terrorism Charges: According to court documents, Liban Haji Mohamed, 34, a naturalized US citizen born in Somalia, allegedly left the United States in July 2012 with the intent to join al-Shabaab in East Africa
Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowment Sheikh Nur Mohamed Hassan has announced that tomorrow (May 23) is Eid in Somalia. The decision followed after 8 people came forward testifying they have sighted the new moon in the vicinities of Mogadishu, Qoryoley and Dolow
FBI says another suspect who might have been involved with  Adam Salim Alsahli - who expressed support for al-Qaeda (AQAP) and Taliban - is still at large.11 month ago
FBI says another suspect who might have been involved with Adam Salim Alsahli - who expressed support for al-Qaeda (AQAP) and Taliban - is still at large.
Senior member of al-Nusra tells Iraqi Court that Qatar has provided funds for them. Qatari Sheikh who has strong ties with the organization was providing them with a million USD per month.
11 month ago
UN Security Council members express frustration with stagnation of dialogue between the Somali govt and federal member states. The US urges @M_Farmaajo to hold the national security meeting which brings together federal and regional leaders
11 month ago
Somali state media reports killing senior AlShabab commander in charge of tax in Leego town, Lower Shabelle during a military operation aided by foreign forces
A policeman was killed, 3 injured after a roadside explosion targeted a police vehicle in the vicinity of Banadir junction of Mogadishu, early on Wednesday, security sources say. The vehicle belonged to a senior police officer Gen Ali Gaab who was not in the vehicle at the time
11 month ago
Shalan-bood District commissioner Nor Osman tells to the local media that the AMISOM troops fired several mortar shells into civilian neighborhoods after they were being attacked by a roadside bomb last night, he didn't mention the casualties. The district is govt under control
Security officials say the heath of heath department of the Somali Police Forces Ali Hersi Barre known as Ali Gaab has narrowly escaped a roadside bomb that killed one of his bodyguards and one civilian among three wounded in Mogadishu on Wednesday. Somalia
At least six people including children and women wounded in a drone strike carried out by US military in Kunya Barow town of Somalia. But the US military says 2 AlShabaab militants killed in the bombing.
First public images of Abu al-Hasan the new military commander of Hayat Tahrir a-Sham, observing the graduation ceremony of a group of HTS' elite fighters, the Red Bands. Abu al-Hasan replaced Mukhtar a-Turki, who was removed apparently due to his insufficient pragmatism11 month ago
First public images of Abu al-Hasan the new military commander of Hayat Tahrir a-Sham, observing the graduation ceremony of a group of HTS' elite fighters, the "Red Bands." Abu al-Hasan replaced Mukhtar a-Turki, who was removed apparently due to his insufficient pragmatism
FBI found connection between Al Qaeda and the shooting attack in Florida base last year: NYT
@USAfricaCommand says it conducted an airstrike targeting alShabaab militants in vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia, on May 17 killing two militants
US AFRICOM reports new airstrike against al-Shabaab in Qunyo Barrow. Somalia
Reports of new air strike against Al-Shabaab militants in the area of Kunyo Barrow, Lower Shabelle region, late Sunday. If confirmed, this would be the first strike by the US since the start of the Ramadan
11 month ago
Prisoners swap being conducted between HTS and SAA in Darat Azza, west of Aleppo
Somali military officials say a senior al Shabaab officer for Qoryoley district whose name is Abdi Muhsin Abu Bakar and five fighters were being killed in an operation conducted by the SNA on between Janale and Qoryoley in lower Shabeelle region in the last hours
11 month ago
An Ethiopian Zu anti-aircraft missile brought down the Kenyan plane that crashed in the town of Bardale last week. The incident began with the incoming plane aborting a landing attempt because an Ethiopian military vehicle was on the runway, officials say
Al-Shabab yesterday claimed to have used an IED to destroy an "American-trained" Danab commando forces tanker truck, killing the driver, near War Mahan in the Lower Shabelle region
SNA forces seized boats they suspect were being used by Al-Shabaab militants to cross Shabelle river in Jannaale, Awdhegle, and Degwarir areas. The operation was conducted this morning
Mali: Images of arms, ammunition, and other equipment seized by JNIM following Tuesday's attack against gendarmerie post of Mandoli, Bandiagara cercle, Mopti region. 4 gendarmes injured and post set on fire as well. Sahel11 month ago
Mali: Images of arms, ammunition, and other equipment seized by JNIM following Tuesday's attack against gendarmerie post of Mandoli, Bandiagara cercle, Mopti region. 4 gendarmes injured and post set on fire as well. Sahel
11 month ago
ISIS has for the first time revealed it was engaged in fierce clashes with al-Qaeda militants in the Sahel region (Mali and Burkina Faso), confirming mainstream reports that the two rivals have been fighting
Houthi rebels in Yemen: Shawqi Rifaan, a longtime jihadi militant reported killed in Yemen's Dhamar Province on May 3, "was still affiliated with Al-Qaeda. and had no relation to ISIS. and had a large number of books belonging to Al-Qaeda."
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