al Shabaab http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27592/all en Somali al Shabaab rebels threaten to kill Kenyan hostages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/somali-al-shabaab-rebels-threaten-kill-kenyan-hostages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOGADISHU, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda have demanded that Kenya release all Muslims held on terror charges within three weeks, failing which they said they would kill their Kenyan hostages.</p> <p>Al Shabaab said it killed French hostage Denis Allex last week to avenge what it called France's growing persecution of Muslims and its military operations against Islamists, including in Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/somali-al-shabaab-rebels-threaten-kill-kenyan-hostages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al Shabaab Irregular military Islam Somali Civil War War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:00:07 +0000 5738588 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya: we will not bargain with al Shabaab over hostages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/kenya-we-will-not-bargain-al-shabaab-over-hostages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Says government "cannot negotiate with terrorists"</p> <p>* Somali Islamists demand Kenya frees Muslim prisoners</p> <p>* Nairobi says hostages are non-combatants, not POWs</p> <p>By Duncan Miriri</p> <p>NAIROBI, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Kenyan officials said on Thursday they would not negotiate with al Qaeda-allied Somali militants who have threatened to kill their Kenyan hostages unless Nairobi frees Muslims held on terrorism charges.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/kenya-we-will-not-bargain-al-shabaab-over-hostages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al Shabaab Entertainment Irregular military Islam Somali Civil War War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:36:18 +0000 5738843 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Al Shabaab says enemies closed its Twitter account http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-al-shabaab-says-enemies-closed-its-twitter-account <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* The militants threatened hostages on Twitter</p> <p>* Group blames move on its enemies (Recasts with Al Shabaab's comment)</p> <p>By Feisal Omar</p> <p>MOGADISHU, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Al Shabaab on Friday said its Christian enemies had closed its Twitter account, which the Somali militant group used to parade hostages, mock rivals and claim responsibility for bombings and assassinations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-al-shabaab-says-enemies-closed-its-twitter-account" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al Shabaab Entertainment Islam Islamic terrorism Politics Religion Somali Civil War Twitter War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:00:26 +0000 5739322 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Suicide blast kills two near Somali president's palace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-suicide-bomber-strikes-near-somali-presidential-palace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* President was abroad at time of attack, PM safe</p> <p>* Al Shabaab claims strike, warns of more attacks</p> <p>* Bomber infiltrated govt side this month - Shabaab (Adds govt, Shabaab comments)</p> <p>By Abdi Sheikh</p> <p>MOGADISHU, Jan 29 (Reuters) - An Islamist militant persuaded Somali government officials he had defected, then walked up to the president's palace compound on Tuesday and blew himself up near the gates, killing at least two soldiers, witnesses and rebels said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-suicide-bomber-strikes-near-somali-presidential-palace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa al Shabaab Contemporary history Irregular military Islam Politics Somali Civil War Somalia War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:30:30 +0000 5740895 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. envoy for Somalia seeks more resources to combat al Shabaab http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130924/un-envoy-somalia-seeks-more-resources-combat-al-shabaab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles</p> <p>GENEVA (Reuters) - African troops in Somalia require helicopters and armored vehicles to counter al Shabaab, the Islamist group that has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on a Kenyan shopping mall, the U.N. envoy for Somalia said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Nicholas Kay, U.N. special representative for Somalia, said more troops may also be necessary and called specifically for targeting three ports along the Somali coast that he said were operated by al Shabaab for illicit trade.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130924/un-envoy-somalia-seeks-more-resources-combat-al-shabaab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa al Shabaab Islam Somali Civil War War Thomson Reuters Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:01:32 +0000 5943112 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali prime minister calls for aid to combat al Shabaab http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130924/somali-prime-minister-calls-aid-combat-al-shabaab-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA (Reuters) - Somalia's prime minister appealed on Tuesday for international support to combat al Shabaab militants but said a military solution to their insurgency alone was not enough.</p> <p>Addressing the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva , Abdi Farah Shirdon denounced what he called the "cowardly attack" by al Shabaab militants on a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi and said those responsible must be held accountable.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130924/somali-prime-minister-calls-aid-combat-al-shabaab-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al Shabaab Irregular military Islam Somali Civil War War Thomson Reuters Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:05:08 +0000 5943442 at http://www.globalpost.com Shabaab finances face squeeze after Kenya attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/shabaab-finances-face-squeeze-after-kenya-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By William Maclean</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Shabaab emerged as a regional threat funded by millions of dollars from activities ranging from extortion to taxing charcoal exports, but its attack on a Kenyan shopping mall is expected to provoke a counter-terrorism response aimed at crippling the Somali Islamist group's finances.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/shabaab-finances-face-squeeze-after-kenya-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa al Shabaab Business Islam Politics Somali Civil War Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:17:31 +0000 5944959 at http://www.globalpost.com Shabaab finances face squeeze after Kenya attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/shabaab-finances-face-squeeze-after-kenya-attack-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By William Maclean</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Shabaab emerged as a regional threat funded by millions of dollars from activities ranging from extortion to taxing charcoal exports, but its attack on a Kenyan shopping mall is expected to provoke a counter-terrorism response aimed at crippling the Somali Islamist group's finances.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/shabaab-finances-face-squeeze-after-kenya-attack-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa al Shabaab Business Islam Politics Somali Civil War Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:32:43 +0000 5945393 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali militants say Western forces raid base and kill fighter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131005/somali-militants-say-western-forces-attack-coastal-base-beach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh</p> <p>MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali al Shabaab militants said on Saturday British and Turkish special forces had raided a coastal town overnight, killing a rebel fighter, but that a British officer had also been killed and others wounded.</p> <p>A British Defence Ministry spokeswoman said: "We are not aware of any British involvement in this at all." A Turkish Foreign Ministry official denied any Turkish part in such an action.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131005/somali-militants-say-western-forces-attack-coastal-base-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al Shabaab Islam Social Issues Somali Civil War War War in Somalia Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Oct 2013 09:46:50 +0000 5952533 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali al Shabaab rebels ban use of the Internet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/somali-al-shabaab-rebels-ban-use-the-internet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOGADISHU (Reuters)- Somali rebel group al Shabaab has banned the use of the Internet in the Horn of Africa country, giving telecom operators 15 days to comply with the order, the militants said.</p> <p>Although the rebels, who profess ties to al Qaeda, have been significantly weakened by African Union troops in the past couple of years, they have carried out hit-and-run attacks on government targets in the capital and beyond.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/somali-al-shabaab-rebels-ban-use-the-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al Shabaab Islam Islamic terrorism Somali Civil War Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:58:23 +0000 6038937 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya says killed Shabaab commanders in air strikes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140110/kenya-says-killed-shabaab-commanders-air-strikes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Duncan Miriri</p> <p>NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's military has killed more than 30 al Shabaab militants and commanders, a spokesman said, in its first major air strikes in Somalia since the retaliation for the Islamists' attack on a Nairobi shopping mall.</p> <p>Kenyan fighter jets hit a camp at Garbarahey in the Gedo region on Thursday evening, where the militants, who profess links to al Qaeda, were holding a meeting, the military said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140110/kenya-says-killed-shabaab-commanders-air-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al Shabaab Irregular military Islam Social Issues Somali Civil War War Thomson Reuters Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:31:26 +0000 6039804 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia's al Shabaab say attack meant to get president 'dead or alive' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140222/somalias-al-shabaab-say-attack-meant-get-president-dead-or-aliv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Feisal Omar</p> <p>MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militants said on Saturday their attack on the Somali president's compound, in which at least 11 people died, was an attempt to kill or abduct him.</p> <p>Al Shabaab fighters blasted through a gate with a car bomb on Friday and fought a gunbattle with guards at the heavily-fortified compound known as Villa Somalia. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was unharmed in the assault.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140222/somalias-al-shabaab-say-attack-meant-get-president-dead-or-aliv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa al Shabaab Politics Somali Civil War War War in Somalia Thomson Reuters Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:49:31 +0000 6078038 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali Islamists attack hotel in central region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140318/somali-islamists-attack-hotel-central-region <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Abdi Sheikh</p> <p>MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist militants drove a car bomb at a hotel in a town in central Somalia that was being used by African Union and Somali military forces, a resident and the militant group said.</p> <p>The al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab movement said its raid on Monday claimed many lives, but poor communications in that region made it difficult to verify numbers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140318/somali-islamists-attack-hotel-central-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa al Shabaab Contemporary history Disaster Social Issues Somali Civil War War Thomson Reuters Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:25:58 +0000 6098234 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali militant strike kills peacekeepers, government troops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140318/somali-militant-strike-kills-peacekeepers-government-troops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Abdi Sheikh</p> <p>MOGADISHU (Reuters) - An al Shabaab suicide bomber rammed a car into the gates of a hotel used by African Union peacekeepers in central Somalia before gunmen sprayed the building with bullets, killing many, the al Qaeda-linked militant group and residents said.</p> <p>The night-time attack happened in Bulobarde, abandoned by al Shabaab last week as African troops advanced on the town in a new offensive aimed to flush the militants from the area. Bulobarde's streets were mostly deserted on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140318/somali-militant-strike-kills-peacekeepers-government-troops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al Shabaab Islam Social Issues Somali Civil War Somalia War Thomson Reuters Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:40:23 +0000 6098612 at http://www.globalpost.com At least six killed in blast in Somali capital: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140503/at-least-three-people-killed-blast-somali-capital-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar</p> <p>MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least six people were killed in Mogadishu on Saturday, including a senior city council official, when a remotely controlled bomb planted by al Shabaab insurgents exploded on a busy street in the Somali capital, police said.</p> <p>Somalia's fragile government is struggling to impose any sense of order more than two decades after the fall of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre tipped the country into chaos.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140503/at-least-three-people-killed-blast-somali-capital-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al Shabaab Irregular military Islam Politics Somali Civil War War Thomson Reuters Sat, 03 May 2014 15:20:23 +0000 6137680 at http://www.globalpost.com