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Detained UK suspect trained by Shabaab

An al Qaeda suspect detained in the UK after visiting the site of the Olympic Games was trained by and fought with Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia. Leaked US government files show that Shabaab has sought to use its recruits in al Qaeda's plots against the West.


Three people were killed during fighting in Beledweyne. A pro-governemnt militia took control of El Bur as Shabaab forces retreated. Shabaab arrested a group of farmers in Jowhar after they refused to pay a tax.




Kenya: Death of Muslim preacher exposes the real face of terror




Security forces rounded up more than 150 men between the ages of 15 and 25 who are suspected of being members of Shabaab. More than 1,000 families have been displaced due to fighting in Balad.




Turkish jihadist magazine Islamic World published




Africa facing sharp rise in Islamic extremism




2 Eritrean officials designated for supporting Shabaab

Two Eritrean intelligence officials were designated by the US Treasury Department for supporting Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia. One of the two men is an explosives expert who has allegedly provided training to Shabaab operatives in Eritrea.


A Shabaab fighter was killed in a premature detonation in Yaqshid. Security forces detained 10 suspected Shabaab fighters in Balad.




San Diego man stranded after told on no-fly list




Gunmen killed a former deputy police chief in Puntland. A pro-government faction of the Ras Kamboni Brigade vowed to take Kismayo from Shabaab. Kenya said it would press the fight against Shabaab.




Bin Laden advised Somali militants on 'good governance'




Seven people were killed during fighting between Shabaab fighters and Kenyan and Somali troops in Qogani. Shabaab fighters killed two Somali troops in Gedo. The governor of Hiran province survived an assassination attempt.




15 Christians killed in attacks on churches in northern Kenya




Shabaab said it is withdrawing from Jowhar without a fight as Somali and African Union forces advance from Balad. Security forces detained 11 suspected Shabaab fighters from Balad.




Three people were killed after Shabaab forces ambushed a Somali and Ethiopian military convoy in Goof-Gaduud near Baidoa. Shabaab claimed it killed 23 Kenyan soldiers in an ambush two days ago in Haluqa.




Eight people were killed after Shabaab forces attacked Somali and Kenyan army bases in Badhadhe. Shabaab called the telecom firm Hoormud "an oppressive tool of the Jews and US" for helping Kenyan forces track down Shabaab members. Prime Minister Ali said Shabaab will be driven "out of their last stronghold" by the end of August.




Somali and African Union forces took control of Balad as Shabaab fighters abandoned the district without a fight. Shabaab forces controlled Balad for three years before retreating. Combined forces are setting their sights on Jowhar next.




Africa's Islamist militants 'co-ordinate efforts'




Why so many Somali-Canadians who go west end up dead




The Minister of Defense said the government would expand operations against Shabaab in Somalia. A judge was gunned down in Las'anod.