Al-Shabaab

Death Toll From Somalia Bomb Attacks in Mogadishu Tops 300

'Death toll will still be higher because some people are still missing'

More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia's deadliest attack in a decade.

U.S. Confirms Death of Al-Shabaab Leader in Somalia Air Strike

Al Shabaab soldiers sit outside a building during patrolWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Godane, a founder of the al-Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a U.S. air strike in Somalia this week, calling it a "major symbolic and operational loss" for the al Qaeda-affiliated organization.

Islamist Terrorists Shifting from Web to Social Media

Facebook, Twitter grapple with terrorists’ use of social media for messaging, communications

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter are grappling with terrorists who are moving from websites to microblogs as a way to spread propaganda, recruit members, and communicate.

Terror Raids Ignore Benghazi Suspects

Libya raid failed to target Benghazi attackers; Somali terror group fears further commando strikes

The Obama administration failed to act against Libyan Islamists who attacked the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi last year during the capture last weekend of a senior al Qaeda terrorist in Tripoli according to U.S. officials. Meanwhile, the Somali terrorist group al Shabaab is “gripped with fear” following the unsuccessful covert U.S. military strike against one of its leaders.