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Government officials blame Shabaab for executing and beheading two Puntland soliders in the village of Yalho, south of Bosaso. Shabaab is rounding up "US spies" in Kismayo after an airstrike on training camps near the southern city.




A Shabaab official and local residents claimed that helicopters attacked two military camps in Qandal just outside of Kismayo. Two Shabaab fighters were killed; "foreign fighters" were reported to be training at the camps.




US helicopters strike Shabaab camps in Somalia: report




Soldiers killed a man in Dharkenley who was thought to have been planting an IED. A senior Shabaab official was killed during recent fighting in Beletweyne. The pro-government Ahlu Sunnah Wal Ja'ama shut down a radio station.




Three people were killed during fighting in Luq. Hundreds of Somalis gathered in Mogadishu to support the killing of al Qaeda leader Fazul Mohammed.




Twenty-five people were killed during fighting in Beledweyne between Shabaab and a pro-government militia. Shabaab executed two men in public in Mogadishu for "spying" for the government. Prime minister Farmajo resigned.




Robbery on the high seas too lucrative to refuse




Somalia's Shabaab vows allegiance to new al Qaeda emir Zawahiri

Rage.jpgShabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage "announces the renewal of its allegiance to the Emir of Qaedat al-Jihad," according to a statement released on an al Qaeda-linked forum.


More than 50 people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and clans from the Shabelle Valley. Slain al Qaeda and Shabaab leader Fazul Mohammed was carrying a fake South African passport when he was killed last week.




British targets found near body of al-Qaida leader




White House defends continuing US role in Libya operation




Nine people were killed during fighting in Garbaharey. Security forces rounded up 100 people after a government official was assassinated in Bosaso. Somalia's prime minister has refused to resign.




Afghanistan named most dangerous country for women




Young Somali soldier killed Qaida operative




Three people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and government forces in Garbaharey. Shabaab detained 10 civilians in Elbur for "committing deeds against the religion of Islam."




Opportunity in Somalia after killing of Qaeda militant




Killing of embassy bombings mastermind deprives al Qaeda of key figure




A Shabaab fighter killed a woman after opening fire on a group of teenagers playing soccer in Mogadishu. AMISOM vowed to take control of the Bakara market in Mogadishu.




The Gitmo Files: Fazul Mohammed continued to seek bin Laden's direction

Abdullahi-Sudi-Arale.jpgLeaked Guantanamo threat assessments highlight Osama bin Laden's influence over East Africa al Qaeda (EAAQ) and its leader, the recently slain Fazul Mohammed. The files also contain striking details about the ties between EAAQ and Somalia's Islamic Courts Union, the predecessor of Shabaab.


Somalis, Kenyans hail al-Qaida mastermind's death