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Two people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and government forces in Mogadishu. Shabaab said Kenya "failed" in its attempt to secure the south.




Senior Shabaab leaders rumored killed in blast

Unconfirmed reports claim that Ahmad Godane Abu Zubayr, Shabaab's spiritual leader and Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, a top commander, were killed in a massive blast in Afgoye.


Massive explosion sparks exodus from Somali town




The Kenyan military said Shabaab is no longer massing for attacks but is now using hit-and-run guerrilla tactics, including IEDs and ambushes. A large blast took place at a suspected Shabaab bomb factory in Hiran.




Somalia's Shabab lures youths into suicide bomber training




Shabaab claimed it destroyed six Kenyan armored vehicles during fighting in Tabta and Dhobley in the south. Shabaab reportedly executed three civilians in the area as well.




Why Al Shabaab Loved Ras Kamboni Town




War fears: Somalis in Kenya afraid of xenophobia




Shabaab fighters paraded in the coastal town of Marka. A member of parliament was gunned down in Mogadishu.




Shabaab killed 17 people in bombings in the capital of Mogadishu. Shabaab is reported to have pulled down its flags from public places in Baidoa and Dinsoor.




CAIR Claims 2 Metro Somali Leaders are Anti-Muslim




Kenyan and Somali troops are conducting door-to-door searches in the southern towns and villages of Ras Kamboni, Mnarani, Burgavo, Tabda, Beles Qooqani, Dhobley, Busar, and Jilib in search of Shabaab. The Kenyan military claimed Shabaab has been cleared from 50 percent of the areas along the border.




Somalis Cautiously Return to Normal Life, and the Beach




Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Mohamud Ali Rage again threatened war with Kenya; Rage made the statement from a mosque in Daynile in Mogadishu. Two Shabaab fighters were killed during a clash with pirates in Harardhere.




The Kenyan Navy sunk another boat thought to be transporting Shabaab fighters off the coast of Ras Kamboni. Five people were killed after Shabaab forces clashed with fighters loyal to the local Shabelle Valley administration. A soldier was killed by "gunmen" in Mogadishu.




Somalis in Kenya find themselves under suspicion




Nigeria: Radical Muslim sect grows more dangerous




Kenya claimed it killed 18 Shabaab fighters as they transported fuel via boat to Kuday. Shabaab detained 10 people in Baidoa and accused them of spreading rumors that Eritrea was supplying weapons to the group.




The governor of Gedo said Somali troops killed 10 Shabaab fighters. Djibouti said it will send 850 soldiers to support the African Union mission in Somalia. Kenya is requesting the US help blockade the southern city of Kismayo.




Eritrea denied reports that it is sending aircraft loaded with weapons to Shabaab forces fighting Kenyan troops in the south. Elders from the Eyr clan denied claims that it sent young men to fight for Shabaab.