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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

A Somali official said that seven Shabaab fighters were killed before the terror group lost control of Afmadow. An estimated $130 million in foreign aid funds to the Somali government has disappeared.

Somalia donor money 'goes missing'

The Kenyan military said it has taken control of the southern towns of Afmadow and Hayo. Kenya's Army chief also said Shabaab would be ejected from Kismayo by the end of August. The Kenyan Navy killed 14 Shabaab fighters near Kismayo.

Four security personnel and two civilians were killed in an IED attack in Galkayo. Somali and Ethiopian forces captured 20 Shabaab fighters in Hudur.

Shabaab fighters ambushed an African Union convoy carrying Somali president Ahmed, but no casualties were reported. The president's car sped away from the firefight, which took place on the road to Afgoye, a rebel stronghold relinquished by Shabaab last week.

Inside an al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen

Omar Hammami calls for establishment of global caliphate

Hammami-Caliphate-Lecture.pngThe American jihadist said the move is necessary to unite the local Islamist insurgencies and global jihadist movements.

Puntland's Maritime Police Force captured 11 pirates in the Hafun district. The commander of Somalia's military said that the armed forces are preparing to eject Shabaab out Lower and Middle Shabelle.

Shabaab forces deserted the city of Afgoye, which is just outside of Mogadishu, without a fight. Somali and African Union forces entered Afgoye yesterday afternoon. A Shabaab spokesman described the withdrawal as a tactical retreat.

Shabaab abandons Afgoye as Somali, African Union troops advance

Three civilians were killed in a blast at a mosque in Galkayo. Shabaab arrested khat traders in Afmadow. Somali and African Union forces are just two miles outside of the Shabaab stronghold of Afgoye.

The Kenya Defence Force said it would reach Kismayo next month. Gunmen killed a Turkish citizen and a Somali reporter for Shabelle in Mogadishu.

Somali and African Union troops are advancing on Afgoye, and are currently fighting Shabaab forces in Elasha-Biyaha. Shabaab claimed it assassinated the African Union's "head of operations" for the Daynille district in Mogadishu.

Somalis flee Afgoye advance by African Union troops

Shabaab claimed it killed 27 Somali and African Union troops while repelling an assault in the Daynille district in Mogadishu. Somali and African Union troops captured the town of Sabyo north of Afgoye.

Eight people were killed in two bombings in the Bakara market in Mogadishu. Kenyan and Somali troops clashed with Shabaab in Taabta.

Omar Hammami released the first part of his autobiography, which detailed his path to jihad and fighting in Somalia. An Ethiopian general said his country's forces would take control of Kismayo. A military tribunal in Hargeisa sentenced 17 people to death for killing three policemen.

Omar Hammami on drone strikes