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Latest Al-Shabab Items
Several media outlets have reported that three of the gunmen who are terrorizing a Kenya mall are American.
Hostages being held by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in a Nairobi mall have not been released despite an earlier statement from the military that "most" had been rescued, a person connected to the situation told The Associated Press on Monday.
Israeli advisers are helping Kenyan authorities formulate a strategy to end a siege at a Nairobi shopping mall where al-Shabab militants have killed at least 59 people and are holding about 30 hostages, Israeli media reported today.
Police in Zanzibar said Tuesday they have arrested 15 people, among them suspects linked to terror groups, in connection to a spate of acid attacks in recent months.
American jihadi Omar Hammami was murdered "in cold blood," a Somalia-based Islamic center said, backing up reports that the militant from Alabama was killed Thursday by his rivals within the Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.
Members of Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group al-Shabab have killed one of their own — the rapping jihadist known as "The American," according to several reports citing militant spokesmen.
Omar Hammami — a rapping, tweeting jihadi from Daphne, Ala., who had a falling-out with Somalia's al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab — was killed Thursday in an ambush ordered by the militant group's leader, the Associated Press reported.
Somali militant group al-Shabaab launched a deadly strike on Wednesday against a U.N. humanitarian compound in Mogadishu that killed one international staffer, three contractors, four Somali security guards, and at least four civilians, Foreign Policy first reported.
The Obama administration's efforts to justify the National Security Agency's vast data-gathering about Americans' phone and online communications hit a snag this week, as doubts surfaced about newly declassified details on terrorism investigations that U.S. intelligence officials released to reassure the public.