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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.




Christians under attack in Kenya, Nigeria




Think Again: Al Qaeda




Al-Qaeda is weaker without bin Laden, but its franchise persists




AMISOM said it plans to expand operations outside of Mogadishu and urged Somalis to unite against Shabaab. Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Rage threatened Somali elders who participate in creating a constitution.




Six people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a in El Bur. Ethiopian troops arrested two members of parliament in Baidoa.




Shabaab has not denied rumors of Omar Hammami's death




Shabaab beheaded a businessman and dumped his body in Eel Adde after accusing him of being a spy for the government. AMISOM is aiding the government's investigation into the suicide attack at a theater in Mogadishu.




Shabaab killed two Ethiopian soldiers in an IED attack in Beledweyne. Ethiopian troops reportedly executed three men after the attack. One person was killed after Somali troops attacked a police checkpoint in Mogadishu.




Three people were killed in mortar attacks in Mogadishu. Shabaab is pressing dock workers in Kismayo to fight in their army. Seven pirates were killed during clashes between rival groups in Mudug.




Brennan on bin Laden raid, and "dangerous" Yemen