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Shabaab has beheaded 11 Somalis in Mogadishu over the past several weeks. Ugandans serve as top commanders in Shabaab's military forces.




Shabaab executed three government "spies" in Mogadishu and detained three more in Barawe. Sierra Leone said it would send a battalion of 850 troops to Somalia in April 2012.




Thirty people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and Somali forces in Buzar. Shabaab forces looted eight trucks carrying food to famine victims south of Mogadishu. A military official said the government would launch an offensive against Shabaab in Lower and Middle Jubba.




Officials claimed a "drone" crashed in at the Libyan embassy in Mogadishu. South Sudan said it would consider sending peacekeepers to Somalia.




Turkish PM to Set Up Somali Embassy




Shabaab arrested 15 people in Afgoye for failing to fast during Ramadan. Eritrean President Issaias Afeworki denied reports that he supports Shabaab.




Islamist Threat in Nigeria Grows With Qaeda Help




Contractors Are Accused in Large-Scale Theft of Food Aid in Somalia




A clinic in northern Mogadishu was evacuated and civilians in two districts fled as Shabaab and government forces clashed in the area. The government said it would continue to pursue Shabaab fighters.




Uganda may send an additional 2,000 soldiers to join African Union forces in Mogadishu. Naval forces reportedly intercepted a ship carrying weapons from Yemen to Shabaab fighters in Somalia.




Ten people were killed during fighting between Shabaab forces and government troops near Beledweyne. Shabaab announced it is conducting hit-and-run attacks in Mogadishu.




Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamoud Rage insisted that the group's fighters remain in Mogadishu. One soldier was killed during fighting with the Ras Kamboni Brigade in Dhobley.




Somali Islamists thrive as children die in the dust




Somalia wants humanitarian force to guard food convoys




Shabaab's spokesman denied reports that the groups withdrew from Mogadishu due to splits in the leadership. Security forces found a large Shabaab weapons cache in the Bakara market.




Qaeda Trying to Harness Toxin for Bombs, US Officials Fear




Shabaab and government forces again clashed in Mogadishu. The Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency said it was opening an office in Somalia.




The overall commander of African Union forces in Somalia said more troops are needed to secure Mogadishu after Shabaab forces pulled out last weekend. Somali troops and Shabaab forces exchanged mortar fire in Afmadow.




WFP says has more access in Somalia, Mogadishu a challenge




Somali pirate 'used mobile to surf web for US kidnap victim information'