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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.


Shabaab fighters killed two wedding guests in El-adde, and killed a soldier in a grenade attack in Beledweyne. Shabaab also expelled the Save the Children charity from Somalia.




Yemeni Interior Ministry unveils terrorist plans against government facilities




Ethiopian troops will withdraw from Baidoa and Beledweyne in April, and will be replaced by 2,500 Djiboutian, Burundian, and Ugandan soldiers. Shabaab ambushed Kenyan troops between Taabta and Qoqani; five Shabaab fighters and several Kenyan troops were killed.




Shabaab claimed that 81 Ethiopian soldiers, including a colonel, were killed during yesterday's fighting near Luuq. Shabaab also claimed the US Treasury is initiating the shutdown of its Twitter page.




Al Shabaab's British accent




My 130 days in the hands of al-Qaeda's African "monsters", by former hostage




Heavy fighting was reported after Shabaab attacked Ethiopian forces in the village of Yurkut near Luuq. Shabaab claimed it killed 73 Ethiopian soldiers and lost five fighters. Somali officials claimed 48 Shabaab fighters were killed. Ethiopia did not disclose casualties.