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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Shabaab forces are reported to have withdrawn from the southern districts of Bardaale, Hudur, and Wajid.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

Shabaab executed two young boys in Mogadishu. Shabaab forces took control of the city of Dhusamareeb after clashes with the pro-government Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a.

Fifteen people were killed during fighting between government forces and Shabaab in Mogadishu. Shabaab arrested nine volunteer doctors and nurses in the Lower Shabelle region.

Twenty-one people were killed in fighting between Shabaab fighters and the pro-government Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a in El Waq. Puntland security forces detained 10 people suspected of being involved in attacks in Bosaso.

Four people were killed after Shabaab attacked Somali forces in the town of Busar. Shabaab has banned women in the town of Bardhere from selling khat.

Eighteen people were killed in fighting between Shabaab forces and government and African union troops in Mogadishu. Seven people were killed after "gunmen" attacked mosques in Galkayo over the weekend.

A solider was gunned down in Galmudug. A prominent clan elder was assassinated near Dhusamareb. Security forces detained 14 men in Mogadishu.

Somalia, wobbly on ground, seeks control of its airspace

Report: Piracy at a record high

FBI snatches alleged pirate inside Somalia

Ten people were killed during fighting between government and Shabaab forces in Mogadishu. Shabaab chopped off the limbs of three men in Johwar and killed Somali businessmen and elders in Bardhere for maintaining links with Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a.

Somalia: Best way to free pirate-held Indonesians is 'through negotiations'

Shabaab beheaded four men accused of spying in the southern port city of Kismayo. Shabaab has arrested dozens of others and accused them of spying and other "crimes against Islam."

American Shabaab commander Omar Hammami releases tape that mocks reports of his death

omar-hammadi.jpgIn Hammami's latest rap-nasheed, he asks to die in a Predator strike, special operations raid, air strike, or cruise missile attack, like other top al Qaeda commanders.