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A report stated that Somalia is one of several "training grounds" for British jihadists and that 50 of the estimated 200 foreign fighters in Somalia are British citizens. "[I]t is only a question of time before their commitment to the cause, and their newly-acquired expertise, are likely to be seen on British streets," the report states.




The Kenyan military claimed that eight Shabaab commanders and more than 100 fighters were killed during last week's airstrikes on Shabaab camps in Badhade and Hayo. Shabaab is accused of assassinating a senior Shabelle program director.




Security officials blamed Shabaab for an attack outside of a cafe in Garissa that killed three people. Shabaab fighters attacked Ethiopian forces at their bases in Beledweyn.




Kenyan attack helicopters struck a Shabaab convoy traveling near Dalayat; several Shabaab fighters were killed and wounded. The UN said Somalia's drought has ended.




UN Says Famine in Somalia Is Over, but Risks Remain




Kenyan troops seized Hosungow near the Kenyan border and took over the key southern town of Badhadhe, potentially cutting off Shabaab's supply line from its coastal stronghold of Kismayo. The UK appointed an ambassador to Somalia and the UK foreign minister is visiting the country.




The Kenyan military said it took control of the towns of Badhade and Hosingo south of Afmadow. The UN is considering increasing the number of African Union forces by 5,700.




A suicide bomber killed two guards at the home of a former warlord in Galkayo. Shabaab forces clashed with Somali and African Union troops in Mogadishu. President Sharif called for an end to the arms embargo on Somalia.




Red Cross banned from areas of Somalia under al-Shabaab control




Civilian Deaths Due to Drones Are Few, Obama Says




Shabaab has banned the International Committee of the Red Cross from working in areas under its control. Ethiopian troops have moved across the border into Luq in southern Somalia.




Fear in Somali journalist community after killing




The Kenyan military said its forces captured Delbio during fighting last week; two Kenyan and one Somali soldier were killed. The town was described as a key center used to distribute weapons and explosives to the Kenyan refugee camps in Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, and Dadaab.




Shabaab fighters kidnapped five teenage soccer players from Afgoye. Gunmen executed a director of Shabelle in Mogadishu.




Seized Pirates in Legal Limbo, With No Formula for Trials




Navy wants commando 'mothership' in Middle East




Shabaab beheaded three civilians in a public execution in Masagaway. More than 80 Somaliland troops and 21 members of a local militia were killed during a clash in Buhodle.




Somali pirates holding another American hostage moved him three times and threatened to kill him if another rescue was attempted. Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a captured 10 Shabaab fighters in Beled-Hawo.




Panetta: al Qaeda is 'still a real threat'




Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti Played Crucial Role in Somalia Rescue