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US focus to beat al-Qaeda shifting to Africa




US defence chief in Djibouti for counter-terrorism talks




US Terror Hearing Explores Use of Miranda Warning




Shabaab publishes IDs, information on slain Burundian soldiers




A nutritional center run by the Somali Red Crescent Society in the southern town of Bardera was hit by an airstrike. Shabaab fighters showed ID cards of eight slain Burundian peacekeepers to local media outlets. Turkey has expanded its aid to refugees in Mogadishu, and Bahrain broke ground for a hospital building there.




Fighter jets reportedly hit an Islamist militant stronghold in the heart of Bardhere town located in the Gedo region. Shabaab fighters fired anti-aircraft artillery at the fighter jets in response to the bombardment. Somali officials executed two convicted Shabaab fighters in Puntland.




Somalis Still Flood Yemen, Going From Worse to Bad




Jihadist releases bio of Yemeni al Qaeda operative killed in Somalia

Abu 'Asim al Tabuki Mansour Nasser al Bihani waged jihad in Bosnia, Dagestan, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. He trained Omar Hammami, the American military commander in Shabaab. Two of Abu 'Asim's brothers are currently being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.


UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon visited Mogadishu and the Presidential Palace. Somali parliamentarians urged him to replace the UN's representative to the country.




Somali troops killed two civilians as famine relief was handed out in Mogadishu. Islamic clerics in Bosaso spoke out against Shabaab for killing a senior imam.




Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abdi Aziz Abu Musab claimed yesterday's suicide attack that killed four Somalis in Mogadishu. Shabaab leaders reportedly met in Baidoa to discuss changing their name.




After Serving as Somalia's Prime Minister, Back to Work in Buffalo




The Kenyan military said dozens of Shabaab fighters and 11 Somali troops were killed during recent fighting in the south. A suicide bomber killed two policemen and two civilians soldiers at a checkpoint in Mogadishu. A Somali military court sentenced eight Shabaab fighters to death.




Prime Minister Ali said the Somali government is ready to negotiate with Shabaab. Four people were killed as Kenyan troops clashed with Shabaab fighters in Qoogani. A security guard was killed after "gunmen" attack a Turkish hospital in Mogadishu.




Shabaab shut down medical clinics in Afgoye. Somalia was listed along with North Korea as the most corrupt nations on the planet.




At least two Somali soldiers were killed and four others wounded in Mogadishu after a land mine exploded at the Benadir Junction. Somali forces detained two suspected suicide bombers and their explosives-rigged vehicles in between Tabta and Dhobley district. A huge inferno engulfed the biggest market in Bosaso; the source of the blaze is under investigation.




Kenyan warplanes attacked Shabaab bases in Bardhere; no casualties have been reported. Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abu Musab said the terror group would conduct further suicide attacks in Mogadishu.




Somalia's prime minister has asked Qatar to help reconciliation efforts between the various Somali factions and to assist with reconstruction. A Burundian defense official says the African Union Mission in Somalia must double the size of its peacekeeping force in order to hold territory secured in Mogadishu and move into Shabaab areas outside the capital. Shabaab has again been accused of targeting civilians.




Senior Shabaab leader survived blast




A Shabaab suicide bomber killed five people in an attack on a military base in Mogadishu. Shabaab killed six civilians in an IED attack and dismembered two men accused of robbery in Lafole.