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Al Shabaab recruited dozens of Americans: US report




Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a claimed they killed five of Shabaab's top leaders in the Galgudud region, including Shabaab's governor. Shabaab arrested 30 women in Afgoye for failing to cover their faces.




Horn of Africa aid caravan too late, again




A report claimed that the wife of Omar Hammami (Abu Mansour al Amriki) was detained by the CIA in Hargeisa; the report is unconfirmed. Shabaab accused UN aid agencies of displacing Somalis in areas under their control.




Shabaab beheaded two shepherds and displayed their corpses in Afgoye. The government of Puntland and Shabaab forces under Sheikh Atom agreed to a cease-fire.




More than 2 million Somalis out of aid groups' reach




Shabaab freed Asho Osman Aqiil, the female Minister for Women and Family Affairs, after arresting her in Bala earlier this week. Shabaab accused the United Nations of exaggerating the drought and famine situation in Somalia.




Somali Islamists maintain aid ban and deny famine




Shabaab's spokesman said that foreign aid agencies were not permitted to distribute famine relief in areas under its control. Norway said that the famine in Somalia is a good reason to negotiate with Shabaab.




Aid agencies deal with terrorists to reach Somalia's starving




Analysts: Somali war helped turn drought to famine




Shabaab reportedly captured the female minister of women and family affairs in Balad and arrested 20 people for dancing in Jowhar. The UN has declared a famine in two regions of Somalia.




Yemen on the Brink of Hell




Sheikh Mohammed Said Atom, Shabaab's leader in Puntland, rejected calls to reconcile with the government. Two soldiers were killed as troops fought amongst themselves at the presidential palace.




UN wants security guarantees for Somalia aid work




Al Qaeda Seen Aiming at Targets Outside US




Al Qaeda's Yemen branch has aided Somalia militants, US says




The United Nations has begun to deliver drought aid to camps in Somalia that are run by Shabaab. ""They gave assurances that our access for humanitarian purposes would be unhindered," a UNICEF official said.




Niger fears takeover by militants in neighbor Libya




U.N. flies aid to Somalia after Islamist rebels lift ban