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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.

Obama Admits US Is Fighting Al Qaeda in Somalia and Yemen

More Shabab militants defect to join Somali forces

US declassifying counterterror campaigns in Yemen and Somalia; no mention of drones

Shabaab launched attacks on Ethiopian and Somali bases in Yurkut. Shabaab claims it ambushed Sierra Leonean troops that were traveling between Baidoa and Luuq; the troops are replacing Ethiopian forces in the area.

US expands secret intelligence operations in Africa

Ethiopian soldiers and Somali militias abandoned the towns of Mahas and Wabho in the Gedo region; Shabaab has retaken control of the towns and arrested seven people. The government claimed it defeated a Shabaab attack in Qoqani; Shabaab claimed it killed six Kenyan and five Somali soldiers.

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