al-Shabab

Libya Raid

U.S. Hopes Raids In Libya, Somalia Send Message To All Terrorists

New details were released Sunday about two anti-terror operations overseas – one in Libya, the other in Somalia.

10/06/2013

Kofi Awoonor (credit: United Nations)

Former L.I. University Instructor Among Kenya Mall Attack Victims

Kofi Awoonor, a Ghanaian poet, professor and former ambassador to Brazil, Cuba and the United Nations, died after being wounded in the attack, Ghana’s presidential office confirmed.

09/23/2013

Smoke rises from the Westgate mall in Nairobi on September 23, 2013. (credit: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

Authorities: ‘Dangerous And Influential’ Members Of Al-Shabab Face Brooklyn Court Appearance

Three men facing federal terrorism charges in New York City have strong ties to the same extremist Islamic group that’s claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall, U.S. authorities say.

09/23/2013

An image grab taken from AFP TV shows civilians being evacuated from a shopping mall following an attack by masked gunmen in Nairobi on Sept. 21, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Peter King: Americans Could Be Among Attackers In Kenyan Terrorist Assault

King said any time there is a terrorist attack overseas, “we have to see if there’s any possible connection to the United States.”

09/22/2013

FILE - These undated mug shots provided by the U.S. Marshals show Carlos Eduardo Almonte (L) and Mohamed Mahmood Alessa. (credit: U.S. Marshals)

Admitted Would-Be Terrorists Face Sentencing Hearing In Newark

Mohamed Mahmood Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte pleaded guilty in March 2011 for conspiring to join al-Shabab, a terror group affiliated with al Qaeda.

04/15/2013

War on Terror (credit: CBS)

Somali Terror Suspect Makes First Appearance In New York Courtroom

The trial of a Somali citizen arrested by the U.S. on terrorism charges is being used as a test in how the Obama administration handles such cases.

09/08/2011

Rep. Peter King (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rep. Peter King Resumes Hearings On Muslim Radicalization In America

Long Island Rep. Peter King says Wednesday’s hearing, the third of its kind, is focused on an organization which has been recruiting American citizens of Somali descent in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

07/27/2011

Two New Jersey Men Plead Guilty To Trying To Join Al-Shabab Terror Group Overseas

Mohamed Mahmood Alessa, 21, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 24, accepted a plea deal, admitting they wanted to try to join an Al Qaeda-affiliated group.

03/03/2011