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Four people were killed during fighting between government and Shabaab forces in a village near Mogadishu. Four more were killed in fighting in Luk.

Fighting broke out in Mogadishu as Shabaab rearguard forces attacked African Union and Somali troops advanced into areas abandoned by Shabaab two days ago. Prime Minister Ali said Somali troops would continue to fight Shabaab outside of Mogadishu.

Somalia famine: Islamist fighters pull out of Mogadishu to allow food to be distributed

Piracy on the rise off West Africa's coast

Tracking Somali Pirates to Their Lair

Shabaab withdraws forces from Mogadishu

Militants retreat from Mogadishu

Shabaab forces have withdrawn from Mogadishu, spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage told the Shabaab-run Andalus radio statio. "We have abandoned Mogadishu but we remain in other towns," Rage said. "We aren't leaving you, but we have changed our tactics."

Ten people were killed as Somali troops looted aid for famine victims at camps in Mogadishu. US Secretary of State Clinton called on Shabaab to allow humanitarian relief to pass through territory it controls.

Boy fighters of Somalia warn of al-Shabab cruelty

A Somali official claimed that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula sent 10 boats filled with weapons to Shabaab. Shabaab banned the Thaicom satellite service from operating in Jowhar.

Somalia heads terrorism risk, South Sudan in top 5: survey

Shabaab claimed it killed three US trainers in a suicide attack on an African Union base in Mogadishu. A pair of Shabaab suicide bombers killed two African Union troops in the capital.

US to ease anti-terrorism rules to help Somali famine victims

Somalis Waste Away as Insurgents Block Escape From Famine

Emergency aid flights brave war-torn Somalia

The African Union said four of its soldiers were killed by Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu. Ten people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and a pro-government militia in Gedo.

The US added Shabaab leaders Omar Hammami and Hassan Mahat Omar to the list of designated terrorists. Shabaab claimed it killed a US military officer who was training African Union forces in Mogadishu.

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