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Al Qaeda affiliate seizes Somali uranium mine

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10:30am 9/2/2017 at 10:30am
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Fox News is reporting that an Al Qaeda affiliate has seized control of uranium mines in Africa, intending to eventually supply the material to Iran.

The information comes a in a diplomatic letter from a top Somali official appealing to the U.S. for “immediate military assistance.”

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Al-Shabaab branches out, calls for attacks on U.S. soil

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:27pm 2/22/2015 at 4:27pm

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is calling for “awareness” in the wake of threats made against the Minneapolis-based Mall of America.

Late yesterday, Somalia-based terror group al-Shabaab released a video calling for terror attacks on malls in the US, Canada, and the UK. Although there is no specific threat, officials are...

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Al-Shabaab Intel Head Killed in Drone Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 5:45pm 12/31/2014 at 5:45pm

Al-Shabaab intelligence head Abdishakur Tahliil was killed during a targeted December 29 airstrike conducted by U.S. forces just outside of the Somali city of Saakow. The mission was conducted by unmanned aircraft and used Hellfire missiles to “microtarget” Tahliil’s vehicle.

Bloomberg reports:

The U.S. Defense Department in a statement today confirmed that Abdishakur...

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U.S. Targets al-Shabaab Leadership

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:00am 12/30/2014 at 7:00am

Yesterday, the United States Military launched targeted airstrikes against the insurgent group al-Shabaab in Somalia.

From the Washington Post:

“The target of the strike was a senior al-Shabab leader,” Kirby said in a statement. “At this time, we do not assess there to be any civilian or bystander casualties.”

A U.S. defense official,...

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Al-Shabaab shake-up hits Somalia

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 4:00pm 12/27/2014 at 4:00pm

Just days after al-Shabaab insurgents attacked an African Union military base in Somalia, one of the group’s leaders has been captured along the Somalia-Kenya border.

From the AP:

A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official...

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Suspected al Shabaab Terror Cell Discovered in Uganda

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 12:48pm 9/14/2014 at 12:48pm

Ugandan authorities on Saturday foiled an attempted terrorist attack in the Ugandan capital city of Kampala.

The U.S. Embassy ordered American citizens to shelter in place as Ugandan police apprehended members of a terror cell, arresting an unspecified number of foreigners and seizing an unknown amount of explosives.

Fred Enanga, a representative...

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