Also known as:
Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahidin
This was the militant wing of the Somali Council of Islamic Courts that took over most of southern Somalia in 2006.
According to the U.S. government, most of its fighters work against the Somali government and do not support global jihad.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for suicide bombings in Kampala, Uganda, in 2010 that killed more than 70 people, and the 2013 attack in Mogadishu on a United Nations compound, which killed 22 people.
According to a 2015 report from the United Nations, the group uses rape and other sexual violence as a strategy in armed conflict.
People related to al-Shabaab:
Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir - facilitator & operational planner
Other current al-Shabaab relationships:
Al-Qaeda - affiliated at senior leadership level
Coordinator for Counterterrorism - designated as foreign terrorist organization
Somalia - terrorist group based here
Terrorism - terrorist group
al-Shabaab past relationships:
2010 bombings in Kampala, Uganda - responsible for
2013 Nairobi mall attack - organized
Ahmed Abdi Godane (deceased) - co-founder
Omar Hammami (deceased) - member
Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame - fought for & provided weapons to
Additional Muckety map information sources:
U.S. Department of State
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