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For Iranians Held by Pirates, US to the Rescue




Suicide Attacks in Nigeria: Islamist Terror Network Gains Strength in Africa




UK: Fate of ransom payments to pirates unclear




Kenyan forces killed a Shabaab commander known as Sheikh Hassan Hussein and two fighters during an assault on Fafadun. One Kenyan soldier was killed during the fighting.




Ten people were killed during fighting between a pro-government militia and Shabaab forces near Dhusamareb. Ethiopia said its forces would remain in Beledweyne. Shabaab leader Abu Zubayr decried the presence of foreign armies in Somalia.




Somali Islamists bolster positions around key town




Ethiopian and Somali troops seized control of Beledweyne from Shabaab fighters. A pro-governemnt militia and Shabaab are fighting near Dhusamareb.




The mutating al Qaeda threat




Ethiopian troops attacked Shabaab forces in the town of Beledweyne; Shabaab claimed their forces repelled the assault. A clan in Puntland blamed Shabaab for killing a prominent cleric.




Shabaab leader recounts al Qaeda's role in Somalia in the 1990s

Saif al Adel, Sheikh Yusuf al Ayiri, and Sheikh Abu al Hasan al Sa'idi fought in the Battle of Mogadishu, according to Shabaab's emir.


Clampdown on Al-Shabaab opens corridors for relief flow




The Kenyan military denied Shabaab's claim that 11 of its troops were killed during fighting near Qooqani. The Kenyan military said only one of its soldiers were killed, while five Shabaab fighters were also killed.




Somalia fears as US Sunrise banks stop money transfers




Son of infamous al Qaeda family killed by Ethiopian forces

Abu al Bara'a Abdul Aziz bin Attash was killed in a clash with Ethiopian forces. Bin Attash was a member of a particularly notorious al Qaeda family that has served the Taliban, al Qaeda, Shabaab, and other allied terrorist organizations.


US changes anti-terrorist strategy




Heavy clashes between Shabaab and AMISOM peacekeepers erupted in Mogadishu, resulting in casualties to both sides. A disgruntled former employee shot at least two international workers from the aid group Doctors Without Borders in Mogadishu. Somali pirates are steering the hijacked Italian vessel Enrico Levoli toward the Somali coast.




AU claims success against Al-Shabaab





At least 10 Shabaab fighters were killed by Somali and Kenyan forces during a clash in the Burgabo village of Lower Jubba province. Somali officials said cutting off remittance flows could further destabilize the country. Somali pirates have hijacked an Italian cargo ship and its 18 employees and are holding them for ransom.




Somalia Faces Alarming Rise in Rapes of Women and Girls




Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing