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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.

Shabaab killed two people in an IED attack in Kismayo. The military has placed Kismayo under curfew. The African Union denied a Shabaab claim that an ambush destroyed a military convoy.

Shabaab has "has officially revoked Islamic Relief's permit to work in areas under" the terror group's control. Shabaab killed a soldier during fighting in Beledweyne.

American jihadist struggles inside Somali militia

Somali and Kenyan forces killed five suspected Shabaab fighters in Kismayo. The African Union guaranteed the safety of Shabaab fighters who surrendered. The African Union said it captured several men suspected of being behind the murder of journalists in Mogadishu.

Several Somali members of parliament denounced Kenya's invasion of Kismayo. Security forces have launched an operation in Kismayo. The government said it foiled suicide attacks in Beledweyne.

Security forces detained 100 suspected Shabaab fighters during raids in Kismayo. Two people were killed after Shabaab detonated five bombs in Kismayo yesterday.

Al-Qaeda's grip on northern Mali has to be broken

Somali and African Union troops have reportedly withdrawn from Kismayo. Shabaab claimed credit for a series of bomb blasts in the southern port city.

Somali and Kenyan forces have begun to patrol in the former Shabaab stronghold of Kismayo. Somalia's new president and the speaker of parliament visited Baidoa, which was under Shabaab control until February 2012.

Minnesota trial could expose terror group recruiting

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.