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Sixteen Somali troops and Shabaab fighters were killed during clashes on the outskirts of Kismayo. Kenyan warships shelled Kismayo; two civilians were killed. "Gunmen" assassinated a tax official in Baidoa.




Shabaab fled Kismayo just one day after Kenya launched its offensive on the southern port city. The Kenyan military claimed it killed senior Shabaab commanders Hassan Yakub and Abdikarim Adow. Three civilians were killed in airstrikes in Badhere.




Shabaab abandons last major stronghold in southern Somalia




Analysis: al-Shabaab will already be planning its next move




Somalia, allies batter al Shabaab, but gains may be fragile




The Kenyan military claimed it has seized control of the port city of Kismayo, the last major stronghold for Shabaab. The Kenyans launched an amphibious assault on the beach. Shabaab has denied that Kismayo has fallen.




EXCLUSIVE: Senior al Qaeda figure 'living in Libyan capital'




Another journalist was gunned down in Mogadishu; five journalists have been killed in the capital this month. Shabaab plans on infiltrating Somali security forces. The government paraded dozens of captured Shabaab fighters.




Party appears to be ending for Somali pirates




Kenyan strike aircraft hit the airport in Kismayo; a Shabaab weapons depot was reportedly destroyed. The spokesman for Hizbul Islam claimed the group has ended its alliance with Shabaab, and described Shabaab as "weakened." One person was killed in an IED attack in Beledweyne.




The Kenyan military arrested one of its soldiers accused of killing nine civilians in Jana Cabdalla. Heavy fighting was reported in Dumay, a town under Shabaab control.




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.