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Three meet horrific death in Lamu Shabaab attack.

MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 18- Three people have been killed by Al-Shabaab militants in Lamu County, police have confirmed. The three met a brutal death at the hands of the Al Shabaab at Maleli area in Witu, within Lamu West. They were hacked to death by their attackers who also set three houses on fire. The

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

'Al-Shabaab' beheads three, torches houses in Witu, Lamu.

Attackers also torch houses in dawn attack on Maleli Village in Lamu County.

- Daily Nation - KE

US Says Airstrikes Kill 7 Al-Shabab Fighters.

The U.S. military says seven al-Shabab militants have been killed in a series of airstrikes in southern Somalia. The military's Africa Command says U.S. forces conducted three precision airstrikes Wednesday and Thursday in Jilib, a town about 200 kilometers south of Mogadishu.   It says the strikes were conducted in ...

- Voice of America - US

News24.com | US says airstrikes kill 7 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia.

The US military says it has killed seven al-Shabaab fighters in a series of airstrikes in Somalia as the Trump administration steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.

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US kills 7 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia air strike.

Master Sgt. Russ Scalf/US Air Force Three U.S. air strikes killed seven al Shabaab fighters in Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said on Thursday. The strikes hit targets 200 miles southwest of Mogadishu on Wednesday and Thursday in an operation conducted in cooperation with Somali forces, it said in a statement. Islamist ...

- Business Insider - US

The Drone Center's Weekly Roundup: 8/14/17.

August 7, 2017 - August 13,2017 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Two U.S. airstrikes targeted members of al-Shabab in Somalia. In a statement, the…

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News24.com | Five Kenyan police killed in suspected Islamist ambush.

Five police officers were killed when their patrol was ambushed by suspected Shabaab Islamists in eastern Kenya, police have said, the latest in a string of similar attacks in the area.

- News24.com - ZA

Five officers killed in Garissa Shabaab raid.

One officer injured in ambush on Bodhai-Ijara road.

- Daily Nation - KE

Suspected al-Shabab attack kills 5 policemen in Kenya's east.

NAIROBI, Kenya " A Kenyan government official says suspected al-Shabab extremists have killed five police officers in an ambush in the country's east.Northeastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh on Tuesday said fighters...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Suspected al-Shabab attack kills 5 policemen in Kenya's east.

A Kenyan government official says suspected al-Shabab extremists have killed five police officers in an ambush in the country's east.

- FOX News - US

'Al-Shabaab' kills 5 police officers in Garissa.

One officer injured in ambush on Bodhai-Ijara road.

- Daily Nation - KE

Five cops killed by Shabaab at Ijara in Garissa

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 15 - Five police officers have been killed by Al-Shabaab militia while on patrol along Bothai-Ijara road, within Garissa County. One officer sustained injuries during the attack while another one managed to escape unhurt. A police report seen by Capital FM News indicates the officers were based in Bothai ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Suspected al-Shabab attack kills 5 policemen in Kenya's east

- Townhall.com - US

Former Al-Shabab No. 2 Quits Militant Group

The former number-two leader of al-Shabab says he has quit the Somalia-based militant group. Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansour, made the announcement to journalists at a Mogadishu hotel on Tuesday. “I would like to state to the Somali people and the international community that I quit al-Shabab five years and ...

- Voice of America - US

Former Al-Shabab No. 2 Quits Militant Group

The former number-two leader of al-Shabab says he has quit the Somalia-based militant group. Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansour, faced the media at a hotel in Mogadishu where he made the announcement on Tuesday. “I would like to state to the Somali people and the international community that I quit al-Shabab five ...

- Voice of America - US

Former senior al Shabaab leader says militants should leave group

MOGADISHU - The one-time deputy leader of Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab called on Tuesday for others to quit the group following his defection to the government side in Mogadishu.

- Reuters - US

Former Al-Shabaab deputy leader surrenders

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News24.com | Renegade al-Shabaab leader defects to government

A renegade leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabaab, has surrendered to the government.

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Renegade leader defects from al-Shabab to Somalia government amid purge of group's ranks

A renegade leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabab, has surrendered to the government.Mukhtar Robow was flown to Mogadishu Sunday from Hudur in southwestern Somalia, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Top Somalia jihadist turns himself over to government

The defection is a blow to Shabaab.

- Daily Nation - KE

Former Al-Shabaab deputy surrenders before Somali authorities

, August 14 : Former deputy leader and spokesman of Somalia's militant group Al-Shabaab Mukhtar Robow Ali on Sunday surrendered before the Somali authorities."Co-founder of the Somali terrorist group, turned himself over to authorities in the town of Hudur, 400 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu," CNN quoted minister of ...

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Top Somalia jihadist turns himself over to government

Mogadishu, Somalia, Aug 13 - A one-time deputy leader and spokesman for Somalia's Shabaab insurgents defected to the country's government on Sunday, a local official said. Muktar Robow was the subject of a $5 million bounty from the United States for his role with the Al-Qaeda linked Islamist militants. But his split ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Al-Shabab's Mukhtar Robow surrenders to government

Mukhtar Robow, a founding father of group, reportedly taken to Mogadishu after surrendering to government forces.

- Al Jazeera - QA

An Ex-Shabab Leader Surrenders in Somalia, Officials Say

Abu Mansoor Mukhtar Robow surrendered to government forces on Sunday, in a surprise move that could weaken the country’s Islamist militants.

- New York Times - US

Al-Shabab's Mukhtar Robow defects to government side

Mukhtar Robow, a founding father of group, reportedly taken to Mogadishu after surrendering to Somali forces in Hudur.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Renegade al-Shabab leader defects to government

Al-Shabab last year was named the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa, with more than 4,200 people killed in 2016.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Renegade al-Shabab leader defects to government

A renegade leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabab, has surrendered to the government.

- FOX News - US

Renegade al-Shabab leader defects to government

Robow's defection comes after the United States in June cancelled a $5 million reward offered for his capture. His surrender is culmination of months of talks.

- The Hindu - IN

Suicide bomber kills soldier in Mogadishu mosque attack

A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a mosque in the centre of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing a soldier, police said, in an attack claimed by the militant Islamist group al Shabaab.

- Stuff - NZ

U.S. hits Somali militants with drone strikes; leader killed

The Pentagon conducted drone attacks on against Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia this week, U.S. Africa Command said.

- UPI - US

US airstrikes in Somalia; high-level al-Shabab leader killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia " The U.S. military has announced two new airstrikes against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, and Somalia's president says the joint operation killed a high-level leader of the group.The U.S. statement says...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

U.S. airstrikes in Somalia believed killed high-level al-Shabab chief

The U.S. military has announced two new airstrikes against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, and Somalia's president says the joint operation killed a high-level leader of ...

- The Japan Times - JP

US airstrikes in Somalia; high-level Al-Shabab leader killed

The U.S. military has announced two new airstrikes against Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, and Somalia's president says the joint operation killed a high-level leader of the group

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Somali children flee al-Shabab recruitment

Source: Voice of America Country: Somalia More than 100 children fleeing areas controlled by militants in central Somalia are seeking protection in the coastal town of Adale, a key trading town 220km northeast of Mogadishu.More than 100 children fleeing areas controlled by al-Shabab militants in central Somalia have arrived ...

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Al-Shabaab militants kill a police officer in Kenya's Mandera

A POLICE officer was killed in an attack by Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants targeting a police headquarters in Lafey in Kenya's Mandera county early on 3 August, Daily Nation reported. Reports added that three police vehicles were set on fire during the attack. Three militants were either

- Jane’s - US

Somalia: Al-Shabab Forces Burn Villages

Expand Somali families rest as they flee from drought-stricken Lower Shabelle region before entering makeshift camps in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, joining the thousands already displaced, March 17, 2017. Al-Shabab forces attacked villages in Lower Shabelle region that had endured months of drought.  © 2017 Feisal ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Somalia: Al-Shabab Forces Burn Villages

Launch Map Expand Share – The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab burned numerous homes in raids on villages in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region in late May 2017, Human Rights Watch said today based on witness accounts and satellite imagery analysis. Al-Shabab fighters abducted civilians, stole livestock, and committed arson in ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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