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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.




Somalia national theatre reopens after 20 years




US report criticizes Turkey for serious limitations on religious freedom




Shabaab and Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a battled in Dhuso Mareb; Shabaab claimed it killed 15 ASWJ fighters; AWSJ claimed it killed more than 100 Shabaab fighters. Somali forces took control of the town of Dif on the Kenyan border.




Shabaab killed six people in a mortar attack on the presidential palace in Mogadishu. Shabaab also claimed it killed several Kenyan troops in an ambush in the south. Shabaab is rumored to have arrested Omar Hammami.




Shabaab denied that it had plans to kill Omar Hammami and said it was surprised that the American terrorist released a video in which he said he felt his life was in danger. Kenyan warplanes struck targets in Jilib.




Omar Hammami 'not endangered by the Mujahideen,' Shabaab claims

"HSM is surprised by the video of Abu Mansoor #AlAmriki that surfaced on the internet," Shabaab said on its Twitter page.


Eritrea 'will not fight Ethiopia'




Omar Hammami said he fears Shabaab may kill him. Somali forces advanced to the town of Galgalato, which is 20 miles northeast of the capital. Somali and Shabaab forces clashed on the outskirts of Mogadishu. Shabaab held a rally in Afgoye.




American terrorist feels 'life may be endangered' by Shabaab

Hammami-fears-for-life.jpg"I feel that my life may be endangered by Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahideen due to some differences that occurred between us regarding matters of the Shariah and matters of the strategy," Hammami said in a short statement released on YouTube.


Shabaab spokesman Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage identified yesterday's suicide bomber as Hassan Abdikadir. Prime Minister Ali is planning on dismissing Interior and Notional Security Minister Abdisamad Mo'allin Mohamud.




Australian 'special forces gathering intelligence in Africa'




A Shabaab suicide bomber killed four people in an attack in the presidential palace compound in Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed the attack was carried out to take revenge "for the defilement & desecration" of Korans.




Shabaab suicide bomber strikes at presidential palace in Mogadishu

Shabaab continues to be able to penetrate high-security areas in the Somali capital. At least four Somalis were killed in the attack.