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Al Shabaab says extends reach into Somalia's Puntland




The US killed three foreign jihadists, including a Moroccan, in an airstrike in the K60 area south of Mogadishu. The UN approved the expansion of African Union forces to more than 17,000 troops. The AU is approved for 12,000 troops but only 9,000 are currently in country.




Moroccan jihadist killed in Somalia airstrike

Abu-Ibrahim.jpgAbu Ibrahim was one of three foreign jihadists killed in today's strike south of Mogadishu. The attack was likely carried out by the US.


Somali militants target addicts in UK's 'khat cafes'




Video: Hillary Clinton rules out Somalia air strikes




Peacekeepers to gain strength in Somalia




Shabaab has withdrawn its forces from Howlaha Guud as Ethiopian and Somali troops advance on the western town of Bardale. Six people were killed in an IED attack in Bardale. Two IEDs were detonated at a base in Baidoa that was formerly used by Shabaab.




Video: David Cameron warns world will 'pay a price' for ignoring Somalia




Shabaab withdrew from Baidoa after Ethiopian and Somali forces advanced on the city. The terror group also withdrew from Bardale. A Shabaab cleric said that "fathers and mothers must send their unmarried girls to fight alongside the (male) militants."




Somalia: UK weighs up air strikes against rebels




Shabaab abandons western city as Ethiopian troops advance

Shabaab was in control of Baidoa for three years before abandoning the provincial capital today without a fight.


Al-Shabaab militia abducting teenage girls to marry fighters




Jihad stops Arab Spring in Somalia says British PM




Human Rights Watch said that Shabaab "has increasingly targeted children for recruitment, forced marriage, and rape, and attacked teachers and schools." Puntland security forces detained five suspected Shabaab fighters in Galkayo.




Somalia conflict: Why should the world help?




Somalia's al-Shabab 'forced whole classes to fight'




No hurry to crush al Shabaab on Kenya's frontline




Ten people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and government forces on the road between Mogadishu and Afgoye. Kenyan warplanes struck Shabaab targets in the town of Xhwayo.




Shabaab warned Muslims "to stay away from the enemy bases in order to avoid being unintentional victims" of a newly announced terror campaign in Mogadishu. Somalia's ambassador to Yemen claimed that more than 500 Shabaab fighters fled Somalia to join al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.




Shabaab suicide bombers to launch series of attacks in time with David Cameron conference