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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'




Shabaab repelled an assault by Somali and Kenyan forces on the town of Dhobley; 20 people were killed in the fighting. African Union forces killed a senior Shabaab commander. In Gedo, 25 Shabaab fighters surrendered to the pro-government Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a.




Somali Islamists could grab tankers for attacks




Shabaab commander Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys proudly admitted to recruiting children to serve with the terror group. "We recruit underage children to fight for us, the children are ready to die for their country and religion," he said. Shabaab sentenced a couple to 100 lashes for committing adultery.




Eighteen people were killed during fighting between Shabaab fighters and Somali and African Union forces in Mogadishu. Infighting between Somali troops in Mogadishu resulted in the death of one soldier. Puntland suspended Saracen International's anti-piracy training program.




Ten people were killed after Shabaab launched an attack on the town of Bula Hawo on the Kenyan border. Shabaab took control of the village of Dif and arrested 10 merchants in Sadow and accused them of selling drugs. The African Union jailed three Ugandan soldiers for killing civilians.




Norway 'wasting money' on Somali pirates