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Analysis: Ethiopia dragged reluctantly back into Somalia




More than 27 people were injured and three were killed in grenade attacks in Garissa, near the Somali border. An IED killed three government troops and injured nine civilians in the Bakara market. Ethiopia will deploy troops inside Somalia for a "brief period" to help Somali and Kenyan forces battling Islamist militants.




Africa Forces Surprise Many With Success in Subduing Somalia




Shabaab killed a Kenyan soldier in an IED attack in the south. The Kenyan military said it has blockaded the Shabaab-held port city of Kismayo.




Kenyan warplanes struck Shabaab camps in the Gedo region; no casualties were reported. Shabaab is suspected of murdering two boys in Mogadishu.




Shabaab killed 11 people in a bombing in Mogadishu. Two Shabaab fighters were killed in a premature detonation. The Kenyan Air Force killed a woman in a strike in Somalia near the border.




Somali gov't says no Ethiopian troops on its soil




Shabaab claimed it attacked Kenyan warships with "high power speed boats" off the coast of Kismayo. Ethiopian troops were spotted moving towards Guriel.




The African Union said it repelled Shabaab attacks in several districts in Mogadishu. Ethiopia denied its military crossed the Somali frontier to battle Shabaab.




Somali Islamists laud reported Ethiopian incursion




The Kenyan military said 28 Shabaab fighters and eight Kenyan soldiers have been killed during fighting in the south over the past several days; one soldier is listed as missing. Hundreds of Ethiopian troops were spotted crossing into Somalia.




Somalia Famine Eases With Rainfall and Aid




Kenyan troops killed 12 Shabaab fighters and have advanced to the outskirts of Afmadow. Four civilians were killed during fighting between Shabaab and government forces in Mogadishu.




The African Union will work with Kenya to battle Shabaab. The deputy chairman of Kenya's parliament said his country would not advance on Kismayo. Six people were killed in food riots in Mogadishu.




Who's bombing Somalia? French, US trade blame




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