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AQAP carries on after al-Awlaki

Kenyan troops killed six Shabaab leaders in an attack on a command post in Tatar. Ethiopian and Somali forces clashed with Shabaab forces in Beledweyne; no casualties have been reported.

Kenyan aircraft killed seven people, including four children, in airstrikes in Jilib. Five Shabaab fighters surrendered to the government in the Gedo region.

Heavy fighting in Buuhoodle between Somaliland forces and SSC militiamen resulted in widespread destruction and forced civilians to flee for the Ethiopian border. The Shabaab stronghold at Jilib, north of Kismayo, was bombed by Kenyan aircraft, reportedly killing militants and civilians. The British Royal Navy captured 13 Somali pirates yesterday.

Shabaab paraded the four abducted Kenyans that have been missing since Wednesday, in the town of Bardhere, Gedo region. Shabaab said it will "punish" the four captives within 24 hours. Somali and Ethiopian troops are preparing to attack Shabaab positions in the region of Hiran located in south central Somalia.

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.