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Navy SEALs free 2 Western hostages in Somalia

A Shabaab suicide bomber attacked an Ethiopian base in Beledweyne; the number of casualties is unknown. The UN has opened a political office in Mogadishu.

Shabaab suicide bomber targets Ethiopian troops

Shabaab claimed a member of its "Martyrdom Brigades" killed 33 Ethiopian soldiers and officers in an attack in western Somalia.

British al Qaeda/Shaabab leader may have been killed after calling home

Kenya said its war against Shabaab is "halfway done" as it has effectively targeted logistics and command and control centers in the south. Some Shabaab and al Qaeda leaders believe that an informer divulged the location of Bilal al Berjawi, who was killed in a Jan. 21 drone strike.

Threat Level Rising: How African Terrorist Groups Inspired by al-Qaeda Are Gaining Strength

British 'al-Qaida member' killed in US drone attack in Somalia

Shabaab pressed more than 200 young men in Afgoye into their military to wage jihad against Somali and African Union forces. "Gunmen" abducted an American engineer and beat his driver in Galkayo.

British Shabaab operative killed in airstrike in Somalia

Bilal al Berjawi, a British citizen of Lebanese origins, "was from the early people who came to jihad in Somalia." Shabaab said he was killed today in a US drone strike. He was second-in-command to slain al Qaeda leader Fazul Mohammed.

Shabaab said Bilal al Berjawi, a British national who has waged jihad in Somali for years, was killed in an airstrike. Shabaab claimed it defeated African Union and Somali forces that advanced outside of Mogadishu.

African Union forces have advanced outside of Mogadishu for the first time to battle Shabaab forces. Six people were killed in a suicide attack at a refugee camp in Mogadishu. A Somali militia claimed it killed a Shabaab leader in Dusamereb.

Shabaab released the pictures and identities of Kenyan hostages who were captured during a raid in Kenya's Wajir district earlier this week. Medecins Sans Frontieres closed several medical centers in Mogadishu after its employees were killed in December.

The UN said that Eritrea continues to support Shabaab. The British Royal Navy may have to free 14 pirates as no country is willing to prosecute them.

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'