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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."




AMISOM claimed that more than 200 Shabaab fighters in Kismayo, Bibi, Soya, and Jana Cabdalla surrendered. Some reportedly wanted to fight alongside AMISOM forces but officials said they "cannot be trusted."




In Death, Cleric Stokes Tensions in Kenya




Security forces detained 50 Shabaab fighters and supporters in Afgoye. Shabaab targeted Somali troops in an IED attack in Beledweyne; casualties have not been disclosed.




African Union forces secured the port of Elma'an. Kenyan troops killed a Shabaab commander and seven fighters in Jiliib. Shabaab killed one person in a grenade attack in Baidoa.