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Leon Panetta says al Qaeda's defeat "within reach"

Senior Shabaab commander rumored to have been killed in recent Predator strike

Ibrahim al Afghani fought in Afghanistan, traveled to Pakistan, is linked to top al Qaeda and Shabaab leaders, and is mentioned in the GITMO documents. The report of Afghani's death is unconfirmed.

Senior Shabaab leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys called on Arab countries to help Somalis afflicted by the drought. Kenyan police arrested six Somali clerics at a refugee camp in Dhagahley.

Predator strikes are 'more like police work'?

Somali soldiers killed two civilians in Mogadishu. A prominent clan elder was beheaded in central Somalia. Police captured 10 suspected Shabaab fighters in the capital.

UN refugee agency warns of crisis 'of unimaginable proportions' in Somalia drought

An Afghan who served as a senior Shabaab commander may have been killed in last month's Predator strike near Kismayo. Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu are blocking humanitarian aid from reaching drought-affected Somalis. Shabaab fighters killed one boy while opening fire on a group of soccer players.

Alleged Shabaab operative to stand trial in New York

A Somali man named Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was transferred to New York where he will stand trial for allegedly providing material support to both Shabaab and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The unsealed indictment in his case follows a series of reports connecting Shabaab to AQAP.

Somali Tied to Militants Held on US Ship for Months

AMISOM said 3,000 new troops from Uganda have arrived in Mogadishu, and said the US is providing military aid to the African Union. Aircraft have been spotted hovering over Kismayo.

US expands its drone war into Somalia

Norway - Ministers approve onboard arms

Swedish ships take up arms to combat pirates

Last week's airstrikes that targeted Shabaab camps outside of Kismayo were carried out by US Predators. Security forces captured five Shabaab fighters in Gedo.

US drone targets two leaders of Somali group allied with al-Qaeda, official says

Obama adviser outlines plans to defeat al Qaeda

Shabaab sent 76 fighters to Yemen to aid al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Fifteen people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and government forces in Garbaharey.

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, a Somali-American, was named the new prime minister of Somalia. Shabaab beheaded two civilians in Puntland. Two soldiers were killed in an IED attack in Mogadishu.

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.