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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




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.