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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

The drone war

US Navy SEALs rescued a US and a Danish hostage being held by Somali pirates. Ten people were wounded during a grenade attack in a mosque in Mogadishu.

Navy SEALs free 2 Western hostages in Somalia

A Shabaab suicide bomber attacked an Ethiopian base in Beledweyne; the number of casualties is unknown. The UN has opened a political office in Mogadishu.

Shabaab suicide bomber targets Ethiopian troops

Shabaab claimed a member of its "Martyrdom Brigades" killed 33 Ethiopian soldiers and officers in an attack in western Somalia.

British al Qaeda/Shaabab leader may have been killed after calling home

Kenya said its war against Shabaab is "halfway done" as it has effectively targeted logistics and command and control centers in the south. Some Shabaab and al Qaeda leaders believe that an informer divulged the location of Bilal al Berjawi, who was killed in a Jan. 21 drone strike.

Threat Level Rising: How African Terrorist Groups Inspired by al-Qaeda Are Gaining Strength

British 'al-Qaida member' killed in US drone attack in Somalia

Shabaab pressed more than 200 young men in Afgoye into their military to wage jihad against Somali and African Union forces. "Gunmen" abducted an American engineer and beat his driver in Galkayo.

British Shabaab operative killed in airstrike in Somalia

Bilal al Berjawi, a British citizen of Lebanese origins, "was from the early people who came to jihad in Somalia." Shabaab said he was killed today in a US drone strike. He was second-in-command to slain al Qaeda leader Fazul Mohammed.

Shabaab said Bilal al Berjawi, a British national who has waged jihad in Somali for years, was killed in an airstrike. Shabaab claimed it defeated African Union and Somali forces that advanced outside of Mogadishu.