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Shabaab's leaders are said to have fled the Bakara market in Mogadishu as Somali and African Union forces advance into the Shabaab stronghold. Four people were killed in fighting in Beledweyn and five more were killed in Mogadishu.




Senior Shabaab leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys called for businessmen to take up arms in the Bakara market in Mogadishu. Aweys held a press conference in Bakara to make the announcement. The African Union displayed four captured Shabaab fighters.




African Union and Somali forces have advanced on the Bakara market in Mogadishu, a stronghold of Shabaab and a key source of finances. Twenty people have been killed during two days of fighting.




Spy, military ties aided bin Laden raid




Somali and African Union forces advance in Mogadishu




Security forces seized Kudhaa Island from Shabaab forces. Tribal elders in Balad denounced Shabaab for torturing innocent people; the elders would not give their names.




Piracy: IMO endorses use of armed guards on ships




Al-Qaida considered oil tankers as terror targets




Fifteen people were killed during fighting between African Union forces and Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu. Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a announced that it would execute Shabaab "spies."




Terror 'franchises' pose huge post-Bin Laden risk




Shabaab's spokesman warned Djbouti not to send troops to join African Union forces in Mogadishu. Security forces killed two Shabaab fighters in Hiran. Shabaab arrested "gang" members in Lower Shabelle and Bay.




Price tag for Somali piracy surges




Pirates killed in skirmish with warship




Shabaab killed five pro-government troops and two Ugandan officers in separate attacks in Mogadishu. A Somali newspaper claimed that the demonstrators celebrating Osama bin Laden's death were paid by an NGO allied with the government.




A Shabaab commander was killed and two Pakistani fighters were wounded in Mogadishu. Two people were killed during fighting in Luq. Somali forces arrested five Shabaab fighters in Garbaharey. Djibouti said it would send two battalions of troops to Mogadishu.




Shabaab displayed the body of a captured African Union soldier. Ten people were killed during heavy fighting in Mogadishu; another five were killed in Beletweyne. Shabaab's spokesman threatened to attack Uganda.




Somali piracy costs $8.3bn a year, report says




Eulogies and fury: Jihadists eager to avenge bin Laden's death




American Shabaab commander speaks at rally for Osama bin Laden in Somalia

Hammami-Shabaab-OBL-rally.jpgOmar Hammami appeared in public with other top Shabaab leaders and vowed to avenge the al Qaeda leader's death. Hammami said that "the caliphate shall soon be reborn."


Puntland forces killed 21 Shabaab fighters in Galgala after Shabaab forces ambushed a military convoy. Five soldiers were killed in the ambush. Three people were killed as Shabaab forces and elements of the Ras Kamboni Brigade clashed near Dhobley.