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Somalia: 31 killed by al Shabab fighters
Rebel fighters targeting Somali MPs have killed at least 31 people in a suicide attack. Jonathan Rugman reports on what has been described as an “indiscriminate” shoot-out.
Al-Shabaab and IS – changing allegiances in Somalia
A high-profile Al-Shabaab preacher has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Is it a sign of closer ties between the two Islamist militant groups, or a one off?
Garissa attack: al-Shabaab says Kenyans should leave
Al-Shabaab says Garissa and Mombasa are “our land” and that Kenyans should leave, after Channel 4 News challenged the group to explain its attack on a university.
After Westgate, Kenya goes to war against al-Shabaab
Since the Westgate shopping mall attacks, many Kenyans now live in fear. But the government’s anti-terror crackdown has angered many Muslims, some of whom have flocked to al-Shabaab.
Al-Shabaab: using social media to fight the jihad
Last month’s terror attack at the Westgate shopping centre in Kenya showed how media-savvy al-Shabaab is. As Jamal Osman writes, the jihadist group’s media office is small but determined.
‘We will never forget’: al-Libi is a US message to al-Qaeda
As US Secretary of State John Kerry defends a raid in which Anas al-Libi was captured, Channel 4 News explores who the “senior” al-Qaeda operative is, and what significance his arrest carries.
US commandos capture suspected al-Qaeda leader
US forces launch raids in Libya and Somalia capturing a top al-Qaeda figure wanted for the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, US officials confirm.
Kenya: Military name Westgate mall attackers
The Kenya military confirms two Westgate mall attackers exclusively named by Channel 4 News were responsible for the atrocity which killed 67 people last month.
The hero’s life awaits al-Shabaab’s Westgate suspects
Reports that some of the al-Shabaab terrorists, who attacked the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, escaped are likely to be true, writes Jamal Osman. Now they can expect a life of hero worship.
Kenya mall attack: who are the Westgate militants?
The Westgate siege is over. But with reports that some of the al-Shabaab fighters could still be in the mall and conflicting updates from officials and witnesses, what do we know about the militants?
Al-Shabaab attacks and their effect on British Somalis
British Somalis have been under pressure for years. Whenever an Islamist-related attack takes place anywhere they feel vulnerable. The Kenyan siege will add to their fear.
Nairobi mall attack will ‘end tonight’, officials say
Kenyan officials launch a major offensive to take the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi back from al-Shabaab militants – saying “this will end tonight”.
British aid supplies lost to Somali militants
British humanitarian aid worth £480,000 has been captured by al-Qaeda linked militants, al-Shabaab, in southern Somalia.
London Somalia conference: ‘Britain is playing catch up’
As the Somalia Conference opens in London, Somali reporter Jamal Osman gives a personal account of the relationship between the countries, including how Britain may be playing catch up to Turkey.
French hostage and soldiers die in Somalia raid
Denis Allex, a French soldier held hostage in Somalia since 2009, has been killed during a raid by French troops trying to rescue him.