Al shabaab, meaning the youth in arabic, is the largest militant organization fighting to oust the somalian government the group seeks to control territory within. The attack on the westgate mall in nairobi was intended to spread terror in that sense, it worked but if al-shabaab's real motivation was to terrify the kenyan. Image: august 31, 2015 photo of an al shabaab brigade tweeted from an islamic state affiliated twitter account tweet describes the photo as mujahideen of east africa. A short time ago, al-shabaab controlled most of southern somalia and its ranks were swelled with eager young recruits keen to carry the group’s jihadist. For short, the organization is referred to as hsm, which stands for harakat al-shabaab al-mujahideen the term shabaab means youth in arabic. Al-shabaab or al-shabab (الشباب ash-shabāb) is an arabic phrase meaning the youth it may refer to: al-shabaab (militant group), a somalia-based militant.
Story highlights al-shabaab is an al-qaeda-linked militant group based in somalia it claimed responsibility for the deadly attack at a kenyan mall in. Who is al-shabab host michel martin speaks to mary harper and talking about twitter, al-shabaab has got a fantastically sophisticated propaganda machine.
A somali police officer arrests a suspected rebel member of the al qaeda-affiliated al shabaab among beach goers in mogadishu al shabaab claimed responsibility for. Somalia’s militant al-shabaab group has claimed responsibility for the attack on westgate shopping mall in the kenyan capital of nairobi, killing at least 69 people.
Islamist militant group al-shabab is battling the un-backed government in somalia and has carried out attacks in neighbouring kenya who are they.
Al shabaab's leaders hope to take over somalia and impose their draconian interpretation of shariah, or islamic, law in areas it controls, al shabaab chops off limbs.
A somali militant group's claim that it carried out the devastating attack on a popular restaurant in uganda during the world cup final triggered widespr.