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Somali pirates struggle against international crackdown




Somali piracy 'boosts Puntland economy'




Shabaab killed four people in Afgoye and stoned a Kenyan "spy" in Kismayo to death. The Red Cross suspended aid deliveries after Shabaab interfered with operations.




Shabaab denied Kenyan military claims that 60 of their fighters were killed during recent fighting in Garbaharey. A Shabaab leader asked the leader of the Tabliqis to join their movement after African Union forces shelled a Tabliqi moaque in Mogadishu.




American fighter pictured with Shabaab commander identified

OH_site_FBI303.jpgThe Long War Journal has confirmed that Cabdulaahi Ahmed Faarax is the Shabaab fighter who has been seen with Omar Hammami. Faarax, who is from Minneapolis, was indicted by the US for terrorist activities in in October 2009.


Ten civilians were killed during clashes between Shabaab and government forces in Mogadishu. Kenya officially joined the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Shabaab threatened to attack Djibouti for sending troops to Somalia and accused AMISOM of shelling a mosque in Mogadishu.




American Shabaab fighter and commander pictured together

Abdullah-al-Amriki.jpgA previously unknown American called Abdullah al Amriki was recently pictured with Shabaab commander and fellow American Omar Hammami.


The Kenyan military claimed it killed 60 Shabaab fighters and destroyed nine technicals during airstrikes in Garbahare. Ethiopia said its forces in central Somalia will be replaced by African Union peacekeepers.




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.