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US adds American, Kenyan Shabaab leaders to list of designated terrorists

US citizen Omar Hammami is directly linked to al Qaeda, while Hassan Mahat Omar, a Kenyan cleric, is identified as a key ideological leader in Nairobi.


African Union sources: Al-Shabaab planning push during Ramadan




Shabaab forces in Mogadishu killed three African Union soldiers and dragged their bodies through the streets of Mogadishu. Five civilians were also killed during fighting in Mogadishu.




Analysis: Pirates eye share of Gulf of Guinea riches




Somalia - Militants Bedevil Famine-Relief Bid




Somali and African Union forces claimed to have taken control of neighborhoods in Mogadishu from Shabaab during fighting that resulted in four people killed. Several Shabaab suspects were detained in connection with the bombing in Mandera in Kenya that killed four soldiers.




Eritrea planned massive bomb attack on African Union summit, UN says




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