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Al Shabaab’s glossy ads for global jihad aimed directly at Westerners

(NBC News) South Africa – The jihadist speaks with an unmistakable London accent, railing against “disbelievers who dominate our lives and our lands” in a glossy propaganda video for al-Shabaab, the Somali Islamic extremist group that claimed responsibility for last month’s attack on Kenya's premier shopping mall.   The masked militant who appears to have featured in similar videos in the past makes a ...

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15 people killed as a result of a large explosion in the city of Beledweyne

Beledweyne (Harar24) – A large explosion occurred hours ago inside the city of Beledweyne in Hiiraan province. Reports are indicating that the explosion occurred at a teashop close by the Lamagalay military base that is known to be frequented by Ethiopian, Djiboutian and Somali forces. Our correspondent on the ground reported that the city beforehand had been on lockdown today and that traffic was limited f ...

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Anti-KDF & Pro-Westgate demonstrations in Barawe

Barawe (Harar24) – Thousands of people took part in a protest  this morning today in the city of Barawe to show their discontent with the invasion of Kenyan forces in Somalia and to show their support for the Westgate mall attack.   Elders, religious scholars and tribal leaders were amongst those who attended the rally. The protest happened in the morning and was held in a large open area. Placards rea ...

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Eid celebration a year after Ethiopian withdrawal from Ceel Buur

Ceel Buur (Harar24) – The city of Ceel Buur in the region of Galgaduud today witnessed another outdoor celebration today hosted by the Al-Shabaab movement. The celebration was held in honor of the religious festival of Eid.   Ceel Buur had been under the control the Al-Shabaab movement for more than four years, it had been a base for the movement throughout this time to launch attacks against the Sufi ...

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Al-Shabaab releases hour long video on Woolwich attack

By Harar24′s Editorials team Al-Shabaab’s media wing, Al-Kataib released a 58 minutes long video today. The title of the video “Woolwich attack: It’s an eye for an eye” appears to have been taken from the words of Michael Adebolajo, who after killing Lee Rigby at Woolwich said in front of a camera said: “An eye for an eye & tooth for a tooth”. The video was taken down several times and digitally corrupt ...

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Al-Shabaab opens psychiatric hospital

Al-Shabaab has become a name many a times associated with bombings, kidnappings, amputations and assassinations. However the Al-Shabaab movement, a designated terrorist group by many Western governments, opened a psychiatric hospital last Sunday. The hospital was opened up in the city of Barawe in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, which according to Al-Shabaab accommodates to people with mental disorder ...

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Al-Shabaab holds large festival in Barawe

Al-Shabaab today held large festivals in the territories under their control which local residents participated in. The insurgent group holds these types of festivals every year in honor of the Eid celebrations. Thousands of locals attend these festival as Al-Shabaab tries to win the hearts and minds of the Somali population who live under the territories they control.   One such festival was held in t ...

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Large Eid celebrations held in Shabaab held areas

Adherents to the Islamic faith have celebrated Eid all around the world today. War torn Somalia is no exception to this, as Somalis all over the country came together in their respective cities in the morning to join one and another in Eid prayers.   After the prayers the people disperse, children go touring around the city collecting sweets and money; others go to visit family and relatives, elders ma ...

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Al Shabab fighters attack Amisom base in Elasha Biyaha last night

Mogadishu (Harar24) Heavy fighting was reported last night at a AMISOM base near Elasha Biyaha in Lower Shabelle Region.   Residents in Elasha Biyaha reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM forces base near Elasha Biyaha.   Residents who spoke with Harar24 reporters said the fighters attacked the town early in the morning, as the sounds of the heavy machine g ...

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Car ablaze inside the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu this afternoon

Mogadishu (Harar24) – A car has been found engulfed in flames inside a car park in the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu located in the Hodan district this afternoon. The flame which’s causes still remain unknown damaged three others surrounding cars and part of the embassy, eye witnesses tell reporters.   No one has yet claimed responsibility for the incident which occurred around sunset and authorities ar ...

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