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NCTC director: 'We remain at war with al Qaeda'

During testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security on July 25, National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew Olsen provided his organization's view of the ongoing fight against al Qaeda and its affiliates.


Shabaab claimed it killed seven Kenyan troops in an ambush in Kulbiyow, and killed four soldiers in an IED attack in Baidoa. A bomb was detonated at a police checkpoint outside of Mogadishu's Police Academy, where Somali delegates are writing a new constitution.




Al Qaeda Insinuating Its Way Into Syria's Conflict




Ethiopian troops arrested two senior Somali police and military officers in Baidoa. Somali forces fought amongst themselves in Mogadishu. The UN said US drone operations over Somalia pose a threat to civilian flights.




Drone operations over Somalia pose danger to air traffic, UN report says




If all goes well, Somalia soon may have a government




Shabaab executed three men for spying for the CIA and MI6. Two of the men were involved in the drone strike that killed al Qaeda leader Bilal al Berjawi. Shabaab forces and Kenyan troops clashed in Qogani and Kulbiyow.




Shabaab executes 3 alleged spies




Police in Puntland captured a Yemeni who was transporting weapons and explosives. Shabaab forces abandoned the town of Burhakaba. The deputy director of the finance ministry was gunned down in Mogadishu.




NATO says it's winning war against Somali piracy




Somali pirate kingpins enjoy impunity: U.N. experts




Security forces killed 11 Shabaab fighters during clashes in Bardhare. President Sharif has been sheltering a wanted pirate leader, according to a UN report. President Sharif accused the UN group that issued the report of being "against peace in Somalia."




Shabaab claimed credit for yesterday's attack that killed a former cabinet minister and member of parliament. Shabaab hit Ethiopian troops in Beledweyne with IED attacks.




Shabaab killed a member of parliament in a car bombing in Mogadishu and shot and killed two more people in a bombing in Afgoye. Kenyan aircraft struck a Shabaab training camp in Howsingo, killing 18 people.




One person was killed in an IED attack in Mogadishu. Security forces detained 89 suspected Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu.




North Mali terrorist haven threatens Africa -leaders




Somali pirates kidnap aid workers: Swedish NGO




Kenyan strike aircraft killed 20 Shabaab fighters in an attack on a training camp in the village of Birta-dheer near Garbaharey. African Union troops found looted food aid at a Shabaab training camp in Lanta-Buro.




Al-Qaeda free to tighten its grip on Africa




Three aid workers, two Kenyans and a Somali, were kidnapped in the Ba'adweyne district in Puntland. Police blamed Shabaab fighters for the kidnappings.