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Uganda threatened to withdraw from Somalia after the United Nations criticized the country for supporting the March 23 Movement, a rebel group fighting the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Uganda People's Defence Force has 5,700 troops in Somalia, the largest AMISOM contingent.

The Ugandan military confirmed Shabaab's claim that four of its soldiers were killed in an attack in Baidoa. Eight civilians were killed in a mortar attack in Leego.

One Somali soldier was killed during a firefight in Marka. Ugandan and Somali troops raided a Shabaab weapons depot in Albao. A Puntland court sentenced a Yemeni to death for smuggling weapons.

IMU video shows attack in Pakistan's 'Tribal Areas'

Another Somali journalist was gunned down; 16 Somali reporters have been killed so far this year. Kenyan troops captured a female Shabaab commander and 72 fighters in Kismayo. Police displayed four Shabaab assassins in Mogadishu.

Somali pirates hijacking fewer merchant ships

Shabaab killed four Ugandan soldiers in an ambush near Baidoa. Shabaab threatened to attack Britain over the extradition of Abu Hamza al Masri to the the US.

Shabaab threatens Britain over extradition of Abu Hamza al Masri

Abu-Hamza-al-Masri.jpg"The nightmare that surreptitiously looms on British shores is bound to eclipse the horrors of 7/7 and 21/7 combined," Shabaab said on its Twitter account.

Kenyan warplanes bombed Shabaab forces as they gathered outside of Dhobley. Two bombings were reported in Kismayo. Shabaab claimed it killed "29 kuffar invaders" in attacks over the past five days.

Several people were killed in an IED attack in Baidoa. A civilian was gunned down in Kismayo. Twenty people were wounded in a bombing at a wedding in Mogadishu.

Omar Hammami says 'friction' exists between Shabaab, foreign fighters

Hammami-friction.jpgIn a dated tape, the American Shabaab commander appeals to influential clerics and jihadists to intervene to resolve tensions between foreign jihadists and local leaders in Somalia.

Puntland security forces seized weapons thought to have been shipped from Yemen that were destined for Shabaab. "Gunmen" killed a tribal elder in Kismayo. Shabaab claimed it assassinated an intelligence official in Mogadishu.

Government forces clashed amongst themselves in Lambar-konton. President Mohamud said that the war against Shabaab would continue. "Gunmen" killed a government official in Mogadishu.

Shabaab attack government bases in Mogadishu and Kismayo; scores of people were reported to have been wounded in the attacks. Shabaab claimed it assassinated two intelligence officials in Mogadishu.

Kenya coast tourist numbers fall on Islamist security fears

Four people were killed after Shabaab fighters ambushed Somali troops near Baidoa. A civilian was gunned down in Baidoa. Shabaab reportedly killed and wounded several soldiers in an IED attack in Shalanbod.

Four people were killed after Shabaab fighters ambushed Somali troops at an airbase near Afgoye. Police arrested dozens of fighters during raids in Baidoa.

Shabaab claimed that its "Counter-Intelligence Units" assassinated a senior militia commander. The district commissioner of Huriwa survived an assassination attempt.

Kenya's defense minister claimed that more than 3,000 Shabaab fighters have been killed in the last year. Shabaab forces detained dozens of people in Bulo-Mareer. Security forces recovered the bodies of four Kenyan and Somali troops who went missing in Kismayo.

Somali troops detained more than 300 suspected Shabaab fighters during security sweeps in Mogadishu. Shabaab has abandoned Burhakaba as government forces advance. A US journalist reported detained by pirates fears he will be transferred to Shabaab within days.