Iranian-supplied arms smuggled from Yemen into Somalia: Study

Weapons and equipment, believed to be from Iran, are displayed aboard the deck of USS Forrest Sherman after they were seized from a smuggling boat on Sept. 27, 2015. (AP) November 10, 2021 Guns supplied by Iran to its Houthi allies in Yemen are being smuggled across the Gulf of Aden to Somalia, [...]

By |November 10th, 2021|Africa, Somalia, Yemen|

UK team helps free Iranian hostages from Somali pirates

Eight Iranian sailors were originally captured on board their vessel, the Siraj, while fishing off Somalia in March 2015. (REUTERS) August 28, 2020 A British team has helped secure the release of three Iranian sailors from Somali pirates, amid heightened tensions between the UK and Iran over the case of the imprisoned charity [...]

By |August 28th, 2020|Africa, Europe, Somalia|

In Somalia, Iran is replicating Russia’s Afghan strategy

A Somalian soldier walks past a consignment of charcoal destined for the export market in Barawe October 12, 2014. (REUTERS) By Muhammad Fraser-Rahim July 18, 2020 Iran has established covert ties with the Somalia-based al-Shabab terrorist group well known for its attacks in the Horn of Africa. Following Russia’s playbook in Afghanistan and the [...]

By |July 18th, 2020|Africa, Somalia|

Opportunistic Iran regime supports Al-Qaeda-linked terror group

the Iranian regime has been facilitating the path for the Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabab to circumvent UN sanctions and make millions of dollars of profit every year. (Supplied) By Majid Rafizadeh October 22, 2108 UN experts have recently shared a report with the organization’s Security Council that describes in detail how the Iranian regime [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Africa, Middle East, Somalia|

Iran is new transit point for Somali charcoal in illicit trade taxed by militants: U.N. report

A Somalian soldier walks past a consignment of charcoal destined for the export market in Barawe October 12, 2014. (REUTERS) October 10, 2018 Criminal networks are using Iran as a transit point for illicit Somali charcoal exports that earn Islamist militants al Shabaab millions of dollars annually in tax, U.N. sanctions monitors said [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Africa, Somalia|

ISIS has uranium, and it’s scary who they want to give it to? Iran will accept it

Iran may have access to uranium after ISIS and Al Qaeda have taken control of a uranium mine in Somalia with the intention of handing it over. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images) By Aaron Colen September 2, 2017 Al Qaeda and ISIS have access to uranium that they intend to give to Iran, according to a [...]

By |September 2nd, 2017|Somalia|

Global Terror: At America’s doorsteps

Hezbollah, the most powerful force in Lebanon, backed the election of Michel Aoun as president. Aoun assumed the office after it lay vacant for more two years. (Photo: © MARWAN TAHTAH/AFP/Getty Images) December 26, 2016 Where do terrorists get their money? Although we think of Islamic State as the richest terror group in [...]

By |December 26th, 2016|Lebanon, Middle East, Nigeria, Somalia|

How Iran sends arms to Al Houthi rebels

Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP) December 4, 2016 International investigators have found a suspected “weapon pipeline” from Iran through Somalia to Yemen where Al Houthi rebels are battling the government, according to [...]

By |December 4th, 2016|Somalia, Yemen|

How Iranian weapons are ending up in Yemen

A cache of weapons is assembled on the deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). (U.S. Navy) November 30, 2016 Weapon shipments intercepted in the Arabian sea by Australian, French and U.S. warships this year contained large quantities of Russian and Iranian weapons, some of which had markings similar to munitions recovered from [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|Somalia, Yemen|

Report nails Iran-Houthi arms link

Shiite protesters carrying posters of Yemeni Houthi rebel leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi and Iran IRGC leader Qasem Sulaimani. (Rudaw) November 30, 2016 A new study by the London-based Conflict Armament Research (CAR) puts the record straight on the role of Iran in arming non-state actors in Yemen. The findings presented in the study, [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|Somalia, Yemen|