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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.




Seven people were killed in fighting between Shabaab forces and Somali and African Union troops in Mogadishu. The European Union is providing $93 million to the African Union mission in Somalia.




A Norwegian citizen of Somali origin was killed while fighting alongside Shabaab forces. The Transitional Federal Government extended its mandate for one year.




Somali gov't extends term despite int'l opposition




Three people were killed during clashes in Mogadishu. Shabaab detained 10 people in the Garbaharey district. Uganda and Burundi committed to deploying 3,000 additional troops to Somalia.




Three Shabaab fighters were killed in a grenade attack at their checkpoint in Mogadishu. Germany provided $4.9 million to support African Union forces. Kenya denied its troops entered Somalia to fight Shabaab.




Somali and African Union forces are accused of indiscriminately shelling the Bakara market in Mogadishu, killing 10 people and wounding 31. Shabaab spokesman Ali Dhere vowed to continue fighting the government and African Union forces.




Four people were killed during fighting in central and southern Somalia. Seven Shabaab fighters surrendered to government forces. The UN said the recruitment of child soldiers by all sides of the conflict is on the rise.




Fifteen people were killed in fighting in Mogadishu. Shabaab killed two soldiers in Ba'ad and beheaded two people in Beletweyne.




US sees few good options if Yemen government falls




One Somali was killed in an IED attack outside of a police station in Bala Hawo. Ethiopian troops have pulled out of Bala Hawo and Luq. Somalia defense minister said Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Djibouti are willing to provide troops to the African Union mission.




Aweys: Shabaab recruits 'underage children to fight for us'