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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

Somalia leaders reach agreement on re-shaping politics

Shabaab claimed credit for Friday's car bombing in a police compound; the terror group said the bombing "is part of a new series of attacks that will specifically target the Crusaders & TFG bases in the capital." Shabaab has deployed hundreds of fighters to the outskirts of Mogadishu.

Fears of terror strike in heart of Somali capital after car bomb explodes

Iran risks nuclear Cold War

The Kenyan military killed four Shabaab fighters after being ambushed in Hawina. Shabaab shut down Koran classes in Jowhar and said they'd train the students themselves.

The Somali military said that 14 Shabaab fighters were killed during fighting in Garbaharay. The UN Security Council may vote next week to increase the number of African Union forces by 5,700, to reach 17,700 troops total. Refugees are fleeing the Afgoye area and African Union forces have deployed there.

The Somali military claimed it defeated Shabaab forces at the Afgoye control point near Mogadishu. A spokesman for Shabaab commander Sheikh Mohamed Saeed Atom claimed his forces killed 15 Puntland troops in Sugare north of Bosaso.

Shabaab held rallies in several cities to celebrate its merger with al Qaeda. Burundian troops have advanced to within two miles of Afgoye.

Shabaab celebrates merger with al Qaeda

Puntland security forces captured Ahmed Saeed Mohamed, the brother of senior Shabaab leader and weapons smuggler Mohamed Saeed Atom. The spokesman for the Kenya Defence Forces said military operations have reduced Shabaab's revenues by 75 percent.

Somalia wants arms embargo lifted to fend off al Qaeda

Shabaab fighters attacked Kenyan and Somali troops in Busaar; 10 people are said to have been killed. Shabaab fighters and local militia clashed in Beledweyne; five people reportedly killing five people.

African Union Appeal for Mobilization to Defeat Al Qaeda in Somalia

The US is considering re-arming AMISOM after Shabaab's merger with al Qaeda. AMISOM said that it would invest $4.5 million on projects in Mogadishu. Shabaab vowed to continue attacks in Mogadishu.

Somalia's al-Shabab join al-Qaeda

'We in MYC are now part of al Qaeda East Africa'

The Muslim Youth Center, Shabaab's affiliate in Kenya, said that the groups would fight "under the banner of AQEA (al Qaeda East Africa)." AQEA has long reported to al Qaeda's most senior leadership.

Shabaab formally joins al Qaeda

The announcement formalizes the longstanding close working relationship between the two terror groups.