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Somali piracy: EU forces in first mainland raid




Security forces captured Ali Bakaari, a Tanzanian national who is a senior Shabaab leader in Kismayo. The National Security Service detained a Shabaab fighter as he planted a bomb near Mogadishu.




Ex-Member of Somali Terrorist Group Helps a US Prosecution




US trains African soldiers for Somalia mission




Three civilians were killed in grenade attacks in Mogadishu. The government signed a memorandum of agreement with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.




The governor of Bakool said that the 17 Shabaab fighters killed yesterday were blocking supplies to Hudur and looting trucks. "Gunmen" killed two security officials in Puntland.




A Somali member of parliament claimed that 17 Shabaab fighters were killed during fighting in Hudur. Shabaab claimed its forces killed 10 Somali and Ethiopian troops in Bay and Bakool provinces.




Does a military solution for Somali piracy work?




Three Shabaab fighters died in two separate premature detonations while planting IEDs in Mogadishu. Shabaab arrested more than 100 tribal elders for attempting to travel to the capital to participate in the drafting of a constitution. The leader of Somali Religious Council called the draft constitution un-Islamic.




Nine people were killed using heavy fighting in Mogadishu. Security forces prevented a suicide attack and captured two suspected bombers at a checkpoint in Mogadishu. "Gunmen" killed a Somali soldier and an immigration official in the capital.




Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a and Shabaab forces clashed in El Bur. Shabaab attacked government troops in Beledweyne. Shabaab dismissed its commander in Afmadow and arrested 15 civilians for criminal activity.




Kenyan troops opened fire on Shabaab military camps in Qoqaani. Shabaab is recruiting students from schools in Kismayo. "Gunmen" killed a Somali journalist in Galkayo.




Bin Laden told Shabaab to hide al Qaeda ties

The letter from al Qaeda's emir to Shabaab leader Sheikh Muhktar Abu Zubayr confirms an August 2010 report from LWJ that detailed al Qaeda's instructions to downplay links between the two terror groups.


Obama's Afghanistan speech: a small view of the war sparked by 9/11




Shabaab arrested four businessmen and clan elders in Afgoye for links to the Somali government. AMISOM appointed a Ugandan general to lead forces in Somalia.




Coming face to face with Somalia's al-Shabab




A suicide bomber killed three members of parliament and another Somali in an attack in Dusamareb. Eleven people were killed after Shabaab attacked Somali and Ethiopian troops in Hudur.




Shabaab suicide bomber kills 3 members of Somali parliament

The al Qaeda affiliate has executed 10 suicide attacks in Somalia already this year.


AMISOM claimed it has defeated Shabaab in Mogadishu, and the al Qaeda-linked group has been expelled from the capital. Shabaab took control of Radio Markabley in Bardere.




Eight people were killed in attacks in and around Mogadishu. Shabaab and government and AMISOM troops clashed in two districts, while Shabaab bombed a theater. Fifteen suspected Shabaab fighters were detained in Hudur.