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Kenyan Muslims riot after murder of Shabaab-linked cleric

rogo.jpgSheikh Aboud Rogo Mohammed was shot and killed as he was driving in Mombasa. The US added Rogo to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists on July 5 for his direct support for Shabaab.


Somali and African Union troops seized control of towns outside of the port city of Merca, which is under Shabaab control. Somali soldiers killed three civilians at a food distribution point in Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed it killed 14 Kenyan soldiers in Gedo.




Gunmen killed a policeman and a civilian in a shooting in Mogadishu. Locals in Awdinle killed three Shabaab fighters after they beheaded a man and a woman accused of spying for the government.




China's arms exports flooding sub-Saharan Africa




Security forces killed four Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu. A Shabaab military officer surrendered to the government in Puntland. Somali and AMISOM forces are reported to be advancing on Kismayo.




Al Shabaab recruits Somali students in Pakistan




Somali officials said that 18 Shabaab fighters were killed in Kenyan airstrikes in Bardhere. Police detained six suspected Shabaab fighters in Buurdhuube.




Kenyan aircraft killed two civilians in Bardhere. Puntland forces detained dozens of fighters in Galkayo thought to be linked to Shabaab. Shabaab reportedly beheaded a woman in Awdiinle. Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a clashed with government forces in Mataban.




Anti-Shabaab militia Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a has rejected the new Somali parliament. AMISOM took control of the Mogadishu-Afgoye corridor from Somali forces due to increasing insecurity. A Somali solider opened fire on a bus in Mogadishu, killing three people.




The Transitional Federal Government has been disbanded and replaced by the New Federal Parliament of Somalia, whose members were appointed by tribal leaders. The appointment of a new president has been delayed.




Italy: Somali Olympic sprinter died at sea trying to reach Italian shores




Shabaab leaders divided? Not quite




Many of the 219 "criminals" pardoned by President Sharif are said to be Shabaab fighters. Sharif was the leader of the Islamic Courts Union, Shabaab's predecessor, prior to being appointed president. Senior Shabaab leader Hassan Dahir Aweys was pictured leading Eid prayers in Barawe.




Somali: MPs to be sworn in to historic parliament




In Somalia, a new parliament and a presidential election, but no votes for ordinary citizens




The Kenyan Defense Forces claimed to have killed 73 Shabaab fighters in Fafadun; two Kenyan troops were also killed. African Union and Somali forces reportedly have launched the offensive to retake Kismayo from Shabaab. Uganda said it would send more helicopters to Somalia despite the loss of three the other day.




Shabaab claimed it killed more than 60 Kenyan soldiers after overrunning their bases during an assault in Fahfahdhun in Gedo. Shabaab also claimed to have killed 20 Ethiopian soldiers in Hudur. Neither report has been confirmed.




Who is Ansar Dine?




Kenyan aircraft and warships killed five civilians during bombardments in Kismayo and Afmadow. Two Ugandan soldiers died after three Mi-24 helicopters en route to Somalia crashed in Kenya. Shabaab claimed it killed five Kenyan soldiers in an IED attack in El Adde.




Can expatriate Somalis rebuild their country?