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Al-Shabaab releases video of Commander Omar, hides his face (Video)

Despite earlier statement on Tuesday that Al-Shabaab Commander Ahmed Omar would be shown in a video for the first time, the Al-Qaida associates changed their strategy. Mr Omar, who is on the US and KDF surveillance, has been on the hiding since 2015 after taking over from Ahmed Godan. Mr Godan was killed by US forces. On Tuesday, the Somalia-based militants released the video of Omar...

Top Al-Shabaab commander killed in latest army attack

SOMALIA - A top Al-Shabaab commander within Jubaland was one of seven militants killed on Wednesday evening, Somali's Radio Garowe has reported. Security forces attached to AMISOM, Somali National Army and Jubaland forces waged onslaught against the militants in Lower Juba. The region, which is manned by Kenya Defense Forces, has been experiencing frequent Al-Shabaab attacks for years now. Major Shirwa Omar, a member of Somali National...

25 Mali armed forces killed, 60 missing after jihadists attacks

According to Mali’s government spokesperson Yaya Sangare, 25 Mali Armed Forces (FAMa) were killed and about 60 missing after jihadists attacked army camps in Boulkessi and Mondoro in the central Mopti region. The country also said 40 people died during in fighting between Malian soldiers and terrorists in central Mali. The north and centre of the country have experienced violence and attacks in the of wake...

New Zealand mosques attacker charged with terrorism

New Zealand police have charged the Australian man accused of killing 51 Muslims and wounding dozens of others in two mosques in the city of Christchurch in March with terrorism. In a statement released, police said a charge of engaging in a terrorist act under section 6A of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002 had been filed against 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant. ...

Kidnappers demand $1.5m for Two Cuban doctors taken in Kenya

Gunmen who kidnapped two Cuban doctors in Kenya and whisked them to Somalia have demanded $1.5 million (1.35 million euros) for their release, police and government sources said on Thursday. The pair -- a general practitioner and a surgeon -- were abducted on April 12 by suspected Al-Shabaab jihadis in Mandera, near the border with Somalia. One of two police officers escorting the...

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