An Al-Shabaab recruitment video makes reference to 10 British militants, raising the possibility of links to the attack on a mall in Kenya.
British investigators are struggling to pierce the secrecy surrounding Kenya's Westgate mall attack.
The ‘White Widow’, Samantha Lewthwaite, may be the most notorious, but 50-100 young British Muslims have joined al Shabaab as 'jihadists'.
Al-Shabaab have claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in central Somalia which has killed at least 13 people, according to Reuters.
The Libyan Government has summoned the US ambassador to explain its military raid on Tripoli to capture an Al-Qaeda suspect.
The target of a US counter-terrorism raid in Somalia was Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, Associated Press reports, citing an US official.
Home Secretary Theresa May is to be questioned by MPs over why one of the world's most wanted Al Qaeda terror suspects - captured by US special forces this weekend - was given asylum in Britain.
According to reports Anas al-Libi, who was seized on Saturday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, arrived in Britain in the mid-1990s and lived in Manchester after being granted political asylum.
The 49-year-old was accused by the US of involvement in the 1998 American embassy bombings in east Africa which killed more than 220 people.
Chair of the Home Affairs select committee, Labour MP Keith Vaz said: "This case raises serious questions about the motives behind asylum and national security decisions in the UK."
Theresa May will face MPs on October 15.
The US raid in Somalia targeted a Kenyan of Somali origin known by the name Ikrima, US officials told Reuters on Sunday.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, they described the target as a foreign fighter commander for al Shabaab in Somalia.
The US has not formally named the target of the weekend raid in Somalia, in which Navy Seals stormed ashore into the al Shabaab stronghold of Barawe. One US official has previously said the target was neither killed or captured.
The target of the US raid in Somalia was an Al Shabaab leader named Ikrima, a US official has told the Reuters news agency.
The US has issued a warning to Islamist terror organisations today that "they can run, but they can't hide" after mounting two separate raids in Africa.
US Commandos captured an Al-Qaeda suspect in the Libyan capital Tripoli, wanted over the US Embassy bombings that took place in 1998.
But in Somalia it is claimed they missed their intended target, a senior figure of the group behind the Kenyan shopping mall attack.
Operations in Libya and Somalia show that the US will "spare no effort to hold terrorists accountable", US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said today.
"I want to commend all of the service members who were involved in the planning and execution of these two operations, which demonstrate the unparalleled precision, global reach, and capabilities of the United States military," Hagel said in a statement.
– George Little, press secretary of the Pentagon
On Oct.5, the Department of Defense, acting under military authorities, conducted an operation to apprehend longtime Al Qaeda member Abu Anas al Libi in Libya. He is currently lawfully detained under the law of war in a secure location outside of Libya.
Wherever possible, our first priority is and always has been to apprehend terrorist suspects, and to preserve the opportunity to elicit valuable intelligence that can help us protect the American people.