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The Somali parliament approved a new constitution that is based on sharia, or Islamic Law; two suicide bombers were killed outside the building in Mogadishu where the vote took place.




A soldier was killed in an IED attack in Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed it killed three Kenyan policemen in an ambush in Mandera, just across the Somali border. A tribal elder and his son were gunned down in Galkayo.




Eight Shabaab fighters were reportedly killed during fighting with Somali forces in Gedo. Shabaab claimed it assassinated the head of a government militia in Gofgudud.




Syria's Conflict Intrudes on Antakya, Turkey




Shabaab claimed it killed 11 Ethiopian soldiers in separate attacks in Yurkud and Hudur, six Kenyan troops in Gedo, two Burundian soldiers in Daynille, eight "apostates" in Sinka Dheer, and scores of "apostates" in Mogadishu. Somali officials claimed 26 Shabaab fighters were killed in Gedo.




Obama administration weighs intervention in Mali




Will Ethiopian crackdown stir Islamist backlash?




Shabaab to try, execute 3 more Somalis for 'spying'




Militiamen reportedly killed a senior Shabaab commander in Ufurow in Bay. Shabaab announced that it is interrogating three "spies." Shabaab forces attacked an army base in Hudur.




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