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Global Jihad Sustained Through Africa




Kenyan military official falsely claims Shabaab spokesman fled Somalia




Shabaab claimed credit for a bombing at the national theater that killed 10 people, including the presidents of Somalia's Olympic committee and soccer federation. Prime Minister Ali was at the theater. Shabaab denied using a female suicide bomber to execute the attack.




A look at bomb attacks attributed to Somalia's most powerful al-Qaida-linked militant group




Shabaab claims bombing at Mogadishu theater

Two top sports official were among 10 people killed. Somalia's defense minister claimed the attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber, but Shabaab denied the claim.


Shabaab forces attacked Somali and African Union bases in and around Mogadishu; one child was killed during the fighting. Shabaab fighters ambushed a Red Cross convoy in Gedo, killing one driver.




Two Shabaab fighters and a tax collector were killed in separate clashes in Mogadishu and Baidoa. Shabaab threatened to attack Kenya for sending troops into southern Somalia.




Nineteen people were killed during clashes between local militias and Somaliland forces in Buhodle and Las Anod. Eight people were killed during clashes between Shabaab forces and local tribes in Jowhar.




Kenya casts suspicion on al Shabaab for blasts




Human Rights Watch accused Ethiopian forces and pro-government militias Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a and Shabelle Valley of executing seven people in Beledweyne and Baidoa. African Union forces captured the Daynille district in Mogadishu.




Two people were killed during after Shabaab attacked a police station north of Mogadishu. Shabaab denied that deputy leader Sheikh Robow granted an interview with a Somali news outlet.




Shabaab denies top leader granted interview

Shabaab said that a purported interview with Sheikh Abu Mansur Robow that was published two days ago by Somalia Report is "entirely fictitious."


Six people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and Kenyan forces in Hosingo. Shabaab assassinated a senior commander in the Criminal Investigation Department in Mogadishu. Shabaab fighters and commanders in Galgala are said to be defecting.




The Central Investigations Department said it arrested a British passport holder at Mogadishu airport. The Brit was attempting to join Shabaab in Kismayo. The European Union extended its counter-piracy mission up until December 2014.




Shabaab forces abandoned El Bur, a town northeast of Mogadishu, as Ethiopian troops and fighters from a rival militia advanced. El Bur served as a major base for Shabaab.




Shabaab withdrew from the town of Mahas in Hiran province. Shabaab fighters assassinated two civilians in Mogadishu. Kenyan warplanes killed two civilians in Gedo.




EU expands Somali pirate mission to include attacks on land bases




Shabaab stoned one of its own fighters to death for raping a woman. The government imposed a curfew in Hudur, the provincial capital of Bakool, after Shabaab attacked a military base in the city.




Ethiopian and Somali forces took control of Hudur, and Shabaab forces fled. Twenty-one Shabaab fighters, including two commanders, surrendered to military forces in Gedo.




Shabaab claimed it killed a Somali intelligence official in Mogadishu and warned civilians to stay away from government buildings and AMISOM bases. Ethiopian forces and Shabaab fighters clashed in Baidoa.