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Pakistan - Al Qaeda battleground




Shabaab forces attacked pro-government militias in Qoqani. Shabaab arrested four people linked to the government and Ethiopian forces in El Bur. A pro-government militia in Dhusamareb beat and arrested two journalists.




Kenyan minister George Saitoti's death in helicopter crash fuels terrorism fears




Shabaab beheaded two young boys in El Bur, just one day after Ethiopian and Somali troops abandoned the town. The US may sanction Somali leaders who block the political roadmap.




US threatens sanctions on Somalis who block peace plan




Shabaab retook control of El Bur after Ethiopian and Somali forces withdrew from the town. Pirates released a Greek owned ship after receiving a $4 million ransom.




Hope of a new dawn in Somalia as hundreds flee Islamists' ranks




Al Qaeda Offshoot Offers Camels for Obama's Head, Hens for Hillary Clinton's




The Kenya Defense Force said that it will not negotiate with Shabaab to release two government employees who were kidnapped in Somalia. Prime Minister Mohammed denied that the government cannot account for more than $130 million in foreign aid.




Defections put militant al-Shabab on the run in Somalia




Kenyan helicopters fired on Kismayo while Shabaab cordoned the city. Four people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and Somali forces in Garbaharay. The head of AMISOM said that Balad is the next town to be wrested from Shabaab's control.




UK, Mauritius strike deal on Somali pirates




Libyan official: US drones seeking jihadists in Libya




The US State Department offered rewards ranging from $3 million to $7 million for seven senior Shabaab leaders. Shabaab emir Sheikh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr's reward of $7 million puts him at number six on the Rewards for Justice list of wanted terrorists.




7 Shabaab leaders added to Rewards for Justice most wanted list

Shabaab emir Sheikh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr's reward of $7 million puts him at number six on the Rewards for Justice list of wanted terrorists.


Abu Yahya al-Libi of Al Qaeda Said to Be Killed




"Gunmen" killed four people in an attack on a bus in Mudug. A Shabaab spokesman denied reports that Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys surrendered to the government.




Pirates making hundreds of millions in ransoms, as attacks intensify off Somali coast




Shabaab is estimated to have 7,733 fighters, including 1,082 foreigners, in its ranks. The number is down from 14,426 in February 2011. Shabaab has been conscripting children in Galgadud. Police arrested two men involved in a recent IED attack in Galkayo.




Somalia: How the KDF captured Afmadow