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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?

Shabaab claimed it killed three Burundian soldiers in Carbiska and "several spies" in Suuq Bacaad, Madina, and Bakaro. A Somali soldier killed a journalist in Mogadishu. Three Ugandan helicopters destined for Somalia crashed in Kenya.

Shabaab fighters attacked government bases in Elasha Biyaha; casualties have not been disclosed. Kenyan warships bombarded Kismayo, according to Shabaab. A Somali journalist was gunned down in Mogadishu.

Once mighty, Somalia's army struggles to rebuild itself

Somali Olympians deny seeking asylum over threats

Eight Somali soldiers were killed in an IED attack in Mogadishu two days ago; Shabaab claimed credit for the attack. Security forces detained nine suspected Shabaab fighters in Baidoa.

Shabaab claimed it killed "more than 20 apostate militia" in attacks in Mogadishu and a Kenyan soldier in a sniper attack in Badhaadhe. The African Union said Uganda over-deployed 600 troops and should pull them out of Somalia.