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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.

Ethiopia said it will extend its troop deployment in Somalia until the country ratifies its constitution and is capable of defending itself. Somalia will reportedly disband the transitional government in 60 days.

Somali and African Union forces took control of El-ma'an, a port east of Mogadishu, and the Esaley Airstrip. Three Somali military commanders were wounded in a bombing in a cafe in Mogadishu.

Deaths of hostages held by Somali pirates 'increasing'

Analysis: Somali rebels bruised, but may dodge knockout blow

Shabaab claimed that a French officer leading Burundian troops was among those killed when a convoy in Elasha Biyaha was ambushed. Security forces arrested 20 Shabaab "sympathizers" in Afgoye and killed a fighter in Beledweyne.

After Kismayu, the real battle begins

Pentagon aims to be proactive in countering terror threat in Africa

Shabaab leader Sheikh Abu Zubayr released a statement in which he vowed to impose sharia law in Somalia. Shabaab commanders in Galgadud are forcing businessmen to fund operations. A Shabaab commander in Jowhar vowed to fight Somali and AMISOM forces.

Rewards for Justice releases wanted poster for Shabaab leaders

Security forces detained 10 Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu. Five people were wounded in yesterday's suicide attack in Afgoye. Three people were wounded in a bombing at a market in Mogadishu.

A Shabaab suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives on a base in Afgoye; casualties have not been disclosed. Shabaab claimed the attack and said "more than 200 TFG intelligence personnel & troops" had gathered on the base.