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Kenyan soldiers reportedly executed nine Somalis in Jana Cabdalla. The Kenyan military spokesman said six Somalis were killed while approaching a checkpoint in the town, and an investigation has begun.




Shabaab claimed the assassination of a member of parliament. AMISOM said over 200 Shabaab fighters surrendered in Garsale.




In Somalia, UN charcoal purchases could be funding Al Shabab terror group




A pair of Shabaab suicide bombers killed 15 people at a cafe in Mogadishu. A journalist was gunned down in the capital. More than 10,000 people are said to have fled Kismayo.




Tension high in northern Kenya over fleeing Al- Shabaab




Mogadishu, Somalia, leader knows he might not survive being mayor




Suicide bombers kill 15 in Mogadishu




Muslim Youth Center threatens attacks in East Africa




A Kenyan military officer said that more than 50 Shabaab fighters were killed during clashes in Jana Cabdalla, a town just 25 miles from Kismayo. The town is now under the control of Somali and Kenyan forces.




Shabaab has sent hundreds of fighters to reinforce positions in Kismayo in anticipation of the combined African Union and Somali assault. AMISOM urged Shabaab fighters in Kismayo to lay down their weapons. A police force from Nigeria has deployed in Mogadishu.




"Gunmen" killed a journalist and a civilian in separate attacks in Mogadishu. Shabaab denied that its forces have fled Kismayo, and said "the Islamic administration in Kismayo is going about its business as usual."




The Kenyan Defense Forces took control of Bibi, a town about 60 miles from Kismayo. A Somali military commander claimed Shabaab has been defeated in southern Somalia.




Kenyan and Somali troops are battling Shabaab in the village of Birta-dheer near Kismayo; heavy fighting has been reported. Shabaab detonated two IEDs against Somali forces in Afgoya.




Four Somalis were killed in an IED attack in Mogadishu. An outbreak of unknown origin killed 12 people in Hosingow near Kismayo.




Shabaab sent three suicide bombers to assassinate the new president and Kenya's foreign minister at a press conference at a hotel in Mogadishu. Seven people were killed in the failed attack. African Union and Somali troops claimed to have killed more than 100 Shabaab fighters in Miido.




Shabaab suicide bombers attack new Somali president, Kenyan foreign minister




Al-Qaida still poses a threat: Panetta




International Community: Much more needs to be done in Somalia after voting in new president




Kenya's Tana clashes: President Kibaki imposes curfew




Somalia's parliament elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, a member of the Hawiye clan, as the new president. Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mahmud Rage said the election was illegitimate and called on Somalis "to continue supporting Jihad and the Mujahideen."