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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.




Bin Laden directed al Qaeda's global operations from 'command center' in Pakistan

"Bin Laden remained an active leader in al Qaeda, providing strategic, operational and tactical instructions to the group," a top US official reports.


Somalia's al Shabaab vows to avenge bin Laden




Bin Laden 'giving strategic direction' to affiliates in Yemen, Somalia




Protection fees, stolen ammo extend Somalia's war




Source: Bin Laden directing al-Qaida figures




A Kenyan known as Abu Ahmed Al Kini was killed while fighting with Shabaab in Gedo. Shabaab assassinated a senior Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a leader in Gedo and executed two so-called "spies" in Baidoa.




Islamic world quiet as bin Laden age closes




Eight people were killed after Shabaab forces ambushed a military convoy in Gedo. Shabaab leaders are at odds over whether to destroy two bridges to halt the advance of government forces in Bay and Bakool.




FBI on war footing after Osama bin Laden's death




Pro-government forces killed 26 Shabaab fighters in Garbaharey after Shabaab launched an attack on the town. Shabaab banned people in Jowhar from listening to news of Osama bin Laden's death.




Thousands of Somalis in Mogadishu cheered the death of Osama bin Laden. Shabaab imposed a curfew in Bu'ale. Both the Somali government and Shabaab claimed victory during recent fighting in the Gedo region.




Shabaab forces are reported to have withdrawn from the southern districts of Bardaale, Hudur, and Wajid. The UN said more than 50,000 people have fled the country due to recent fighting.




The Somali government claimed 36 Shabaab fighters were killed during clashes in Tulo Barwaqo. Two people were killed in Mogadishu as Somali forces fought amongst themselves.




Twenty-one people were killed during clashes in Barwaaqo between Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a and Al-Shabaab. Government forces claimed to have taken control of the village while Shabaab announced it carried out a "tactical withdrawal."




Ten people were killed in an IED attack in Luq. Three soldiers and two civilians were killed during clashes with Shabaab in Mogadishu. Shabaab banned khat usage in Marka.




Somalia postpones vote to 2012 amid security crisis