#HSMPress is the user nickname of the Al-Shabaab twitter account. The Al-Qaeda linked terrorist group open the account on September 16, but tweeted for the first time on December 7th. It has over 1800 followers, yet raising by the minute.
The derivation of the nickname MSMPress is Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen Press office. In its first 48 hours in tweedom the terrorist tweeted more than thirty times.
The initial messages were reports of battles and numbers killed, then they turned to taunting the Kenya troops, calling them little boys, unorganized, killers of civilians.
Just a few minutes ago #HSMPress reported that Kenya had bombed a Red Cross feeding station in Gedo region. The also declared that they did not recognize the United Nations or any of its organizations as legitimate authorities.
There is also an annoucement of that on Monday the names and IDs of soldiers killed in the battles will be published.
Of course, Al-Shabaab also warns the press to check their sources. This article came from their own postings, so in their eyes is should be correct.
We, too, have a twitter account. We encourage all, including #HSMPress, to follow us at #TerrorismAfrica