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Somalia, Libya, Uganda: US military increases focus on militant threats from Africa




US Reapers flying from Ethiopia




Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali said Kenya has a right to pursue Shabaab in southern Somalia. Puntland welcomed Kenya's invasion of the south to battle Shabaab.




Kenyan Motives in Somalia Predate Recent Abductions




Several Somali members of parliament welcomed Kenya's invasion of the south. An American and a Dane, both aid workers, were kidnapped in Galkayo; they are thought to be held by pirates.




Who is "the Foreigner," al-Qaida's new aid emissary to Somalia?




Three people were killed during fighting between Somali and Shabaab forces in the village of Busar. A Somali solider killed a woman at a food distribution point in Mogadishu. "Gunmen" kidnapped an American and a Danish aid worker in northern Somalia.




France to help supply Kenyans fighting in Somalia




Kenyan forces have taken control of the towns of Oddo and Kolbio on the Afmadow front, killing eight Shabaab fighters. Shabaab bases in Kismayo have been hit with naval fire and airstrikes.




Kenya Says Western Nations Have Joined Somalia Fight




Shabaab killed one person in an IED attack in Mogadishu. The government presented four defected Shabaab fighters to the media.




Kenya: Region backs operation against Somali militants




Shabaab claimed its forces killed more than 100 African Union soldiers from Burundi during a clash in the Daynile district in Mogadishu; the corpses were displayed for the media. The African Union denied the claims as Shabaab propaganda.




Shabaab claims killing of scores of African Union fighters in Mogadishu

Warning: The image shown is graphic. Shabaab displays the bodies of scores of men it claimed are African Union troops. The AU dismissed the claim as propaganda.


Both the government and Shabaab claimed victory during the fighting in the Daynile district in Mogadishu. Ten African Union soldiers were killed and two more are missing after fighting in the district. Shabaab leaders in Baidoa called for Somalis to wage jihad against the Kenyan military.




Kenyan military vows to take Shabaab stronghold of Kismayo

The Kenyan Army is advancing on the southern port city from the south, and has taken control of Ras Kamboni.


Kenyan troops seized control of Ras Kamboni from Shabaab. A Kenyan military spokesman said his forces would take the port city of Kismayo.




Kenyan and Somali forces claimed to have killed 75 Shabaab fighters and captured a base near Afmadow. Somali officials claimed that Shabaab has moved two captive Spanish aid workers to Kismayo.




Kenya: Somali militant attacks hurting economy




Kenyan Officials, After Troops, Make Surprise Somalia Visit