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Kenyan warplanes attacked Shabaab bases in Bardhere; no casualties have been reported. Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abu Musab said the terror group would conduct further suicide attacks in Mogadishu.

Somalia's prime minister has asked Qatar to help reconciliation efforts between the various Somali factions and to assist with reconstruction. A Burundian defense official says the African Union Mission in Somalia must double the size of its peacekeeping force in order to hold territory secured in Mogadishu and move into Shabaab areas outside the capital. Shabaab has again been accused of targeting civilians.

Senior Shabaab leader survived blast

A Shabaab suicide bomber killed five people in an attack on a military base in Mogadishu. Shabaab killed six civilians in an IED attack and dismembered two men accused of robbery in Lafole.

Ongoing clashes between Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a, a Sufi militia, left scores dead in the Galgadud region. Britain will seek to build consensus to tackle instability and piracy in Somalia, when it hosts a major international conference on Feb. 23. Aid groups warned of disaster in Somalia if the Shabaab ban against aid organizations stays in place.

A government vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Mogadishu, killing at least six people and wounding seven others. At least seven people were wounded in an explosion at the Banadir hospital in Mogadishu. Shabaab fighters have closed down several aid agencies working in famine-hit Somalia, including some from the UN.

Shabaab warned Ethiopia that any military intervention in Somalia will result in "heavy" losses for its forces. Hundreds of Ethiopian troops with tanks and artillery reportedly reached parts of Hiran region in central Somalia on Saturday. Shabaab fighters beheaded two young boys in the Afmadow district of lower Jubba region.

Five people were killed in Galgudud as Shabaab forces battled a militia from the pro-government Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a. Shabaab took control of the town but was then driven out by ASWJ fighters.

Report confirms 70 African Union troops killed in Mogadishu

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.