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Eighteen people were killed in fighting between Shabaab forces and government and African union troops in Mogadishu. Seven people were killed after "gunmen" attacked mosques in Galkayo over the weekend.




A solider was gunned down in Galmudug. A prominent clan elder was assassinated near Dhusamareb. Security forces detained 14 men in Mogadishu.




Somalia, wobbly on ground, seeks control of its airspace




Report: Piracy at a record high




FBI snatches alleged pirate inside Somalia




Ten people were killed during fighting between government and Shabaab forces in Mogadishu. Shabaab chopped off the limbs of three men in Johwar and killed Somali businessmen and elders in Bardhere for maintaining links with Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a.




Somalia: Best way to free pirate-held Indonesians is 'through negotiations'




Shabaab beheaded four men accused of spying in the southern port city of Kismayo. Shabaab has arrested dozens of others and accused them of spying and other "crimes against Islam."




American Shabaab commander Omar Hammami releases tape that mocks reports of his death

omar-hammadi.jpgIn Hammami's latest rap-nasheed, he asks to die in a Predator strike, special operations raid, air strike, or cruise missile attack, like other top al Qaeda commanders.


Somalia: Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a - We are ready to fight off al Shabaab




Shabaab forces killed two Somali troops in an ambush in Dharkenlay. Twenty Shabaab fighters in Beledweyne surrendered to the government. The prime minister said Somali and African Union forces would eject Shabaab from Mogadishu within a year.




Is the US launching airstrikes against Shabaab in Somalia?




More than 35 Shabaab fighters, including a commander, Hassan Abdurrahman Gumarey, were killed in recent fighting in Dhobley. Twenty people were wounded in a bombing at a market in Hargeysa in Somaliland.




Twelve people were killed in fighting between Somali forces and Shabaab in Mogadishu. Shabaab leader Hassan Dahir Aweys denounced UN talks on Somalia that will take place in Kenya in mid-April.




Five people were killed after Shabaab fighters attacked Somali and African Union bases in Mogadishu. Two people were killed during infighting within Somali security forces south of Mogadishu.




Commander Hassan Dahir Aweys admitted Shabaab has suffered major losses during the Somali and African Union offensive. Somali troops claimed to have taken control of Dhobley. A new, semi-autonomous state of Azania was created in the south.




Somali military officials claimed that 15 Shabaab fighters were killed in fighting in two districts south of Mogadishu. Military forces shelled a Shabaab-controlled town of Dhobley on the Kenyan border.




The Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya claimed that 10 Kenyans have died while fighting for Shabaab in Somalia. Shabaab's spokesman said his forces would attack Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a in Galgudud. Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a arrested 10 people in Luq.




Shabaab killed a soldier in an IED attack in Luq. Kenya is supporting the creation of a new seni-autonomous zone in southern Somalia; the Somali government is opposed to its creation.




Fifteen people were killed in fighting between Shabaab forces and Somali and African Union troops in Mogadishu. The African Union denied its troops took casualties during Shabaab mortar attacks in Mogadishu.