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Al-Qaeda hasn't gone away, and is gaining




According to Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, Somali troops will soon begin a large-scale assault on Shabaab bases in central and southern Somalia. Military supplies for Djiboutian AMISOM soldiers have arrived in Beledweyne.




Reports suggest a large number of Ethiopian troops have moved into Baidoa in Bay region. Somali officials have donated blood in an attempt to help victims of the Jazeera hotel attack.




2nd Shabaab attack on Mogadishu's Jazeera hotel




Six people were killed during a Shabaab suicide assault on the Jazeera hotel in Mogadishu. Shabaab detonated two car bombs outside the hotel, then two suicide bombers were gunned down before entering the hotel complex.




Lower Shabelle has experienced a wave of violence as Shabaab targets AMISOM and Somali troops with IEDs. The mayor of Galkayo in the Mudug region has accused Shabaab of carrying out an attack that wounded his deputy.




Mogadishu's mayor has criticized the clan-based '4.5 system' that favors the four major tribes of Somalia, and he said that some elements within the security forces are "worse than Shabaab." The Somali military will soon undertake more operations in and around the town of Beledweyne. Djibouti will contribute an additional battalion of troops to AMISOM. Shabaab has fled areas around Bardale as Somali and Ethiopian troops advance.




Shabaab experiences setbacks in Bay region




Shabaab claimed responsibility for a remotely-detonated bomb attack in Mogadishu that killed at least 11 people, including six soldiers. In Gedo, one soldier and at least seven Shabaab militants were killed in Garbaharey after an attack on a military base. There were no incidences of Somali piracy in 2013.




A government official claimed seven Shabaab fighters and one Somali soldier were killed during clashes in the Garbaharey district in Gedo. Soldiers from Burundi reportedly detained dozens of Somalis during house to house searches in Mogadishu.




Christians feel pressure to keep silent about their faith, Lord Carey warns




At least two people were killed in Bay during clashes between Shabaab and government forces. Shabaab's new radio station in Dinsor is unpopular with locals. In Lower Shabelle, Shabaab has mediated a disagreement between two clans.




Shabaab has denied involvement in a recent attack that killed three Syrian doctors and three of their Somali counterparts. Somali forces will no longer decline to search foreigners, specifically Westerners and Caucasians, during security checks.




Fighting between two clan-based militias within the Somali Armed Forces has entered its fifth day, leaving at least 35 people dead, including 20 soldiers. At least two people have been killed in clashes between Shabaab and Somali forces in Wanlaweyn. Somalia's defense minister promised that Shabaab will be eradicated in 2014.




Somali forces arrested 600 suspects in door-to-door sweeps in Baidoa following a Shabaab attack. At least seven people were killed in a Shabaab attack on a military base in Mogadishu. Shabaab briefly returned to Twitter nearly three months after the Westgate Mall assault.




Inside a Shabaab training camp




Shabaab returns to Twitter nearly 3 months after Westgate




Al-Qaeda's Africa wing dreams globally but acts locally




Shabaab attacked Kenyan Defense Forces based at the Mogadishu airport. In Bay, Somali and Ethiopian troops have cleared Shabaab roadblocks. Twelve people were killed in Lower Shabelle as Somali troops turned on each other during an inter-clan argument over agricultural lands.




Shabaab militants attacked Somali federal government housing in Baidoa. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed was appointed Prime Minister by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.