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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




A Shabaab suicide bomber killed 15 people in Mogadishu. One of the kidnappers of two French intelligence officials was reportedly captured in Hargeysa in Somalia.




Suicide bomber kills 15 Somalis in Mogadishu

Today's attack takes place as Kenyan forces are advancing on Shabaab strongholds in the south.


Kenya sent a large number of troops into southern Somalia to battle Shabaab; a Kenyan helicopter crashed during the operation. The Somali government denied Kenya entered the south. Shabaab said it would carry out suicide attacks inside Kenya.




Kenyan forces enter the fray in southern Somalia




Shabaab forces withdrew from the southern city of Afamadow after fighting government forces and a militia in a nearby village. Shabaab closed schools in Marka after administrators refused to provide recruits.




Abu Abdullah al Muhajir, an American al Qaeda operative, was seen distributing aid to famine victims at a camp near Mogadishu. Government forces captured a village close to Afmadow.




Somali forces capture Shabaab-controlled area




UNHCR reduces Kenya aid operation after MSF abductions




'Al-Qaeda' distributes Somalia aid near Mogadishu




American al Qaeda operative distributes aid at Somali relief camp

Abu Abdullah al Muhajir, an al Qaeda "representative," said he distributed the aid on behalf of Ayman al Zawahiri, and praised al Qaeda for waging jihad in Somalia for three decades.


Ten people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and government forces in a village near Dhobley. Somali officials said they were committed to retaking the southern port city of Kismayo from Shabaab.




Panetta warns of retreat in Africa due to budget cuts




One person was killed during fighting between Shabaab and government forces in the capital. Shabaab is reportedly sending additional troops to Mogadishu after the government claimed it ejected the remnants of the terror group.