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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.

A Shabaab leader in Marka vowed to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden and said local businessmen have donated weapons for the task. Shabaab has banned alcohol and Tobacco.

A local clan militia in Beledweyn claimed to have killed seven Shabaab fighters. Two government soldiers were killed during infighting in Mogadishu. Shabaab took control of the village of Buursaar, and arrested an accountant in Kismayo for aiding the government.

Shabaab mourns bin Laden's death, vows to wage global jihad

Shabaab mourned the death of "Sheikh Osama" bin Laden and vowed to wage jihad so far as to "rule the whole world." Shabaab flogged a woman for listening to the BBC. The Somali government accused Eritrea of backing Shabaab.