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A Somali teen's path to jihad

International jihadists use Karachi as hub

A Somali-American from Minneapolis who was helping the new prime minister was gunned down in Mogadishu. An African Union commander said 12,000 more troops are needed in Somalia.

A Somali official said that NGOs are providing aid to Shabaab. Six African Union soldiers were arrested for opening fire on civilians in Mogadishu. A US court convicted five Somalis of piracy.

The commander of African Union forces in Somalia apologized for the deaths of two civilians during mortar strikes that targeted Shabaab in Mogadishu. A British warship destroyed a pirate skiff off the coast of Somalia.

Somali piracy is a problem for the world

African Union troops reportedly killed two civilians in mortar attacks in Mogadishu; several others are in critical condition. Shabaab fighters in Hiran flogged a young man and woman for eloping.

High-seas piracy drama plays out in US courtroom

Terrorists posing as refugees in Yemen

Shabaab and the pro-government Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama clashed in the Galgudud region; both sides claimed victory. Ethiopia released five Somali elders who were detained in Puntland several weeks ago.

British mercenaries hired to take on the Somali pirates

Guided by memories, mayor of war-torn Mogadishu sets out to rebuild the city

Ten people were killed in Mogadishu during clashes between Shabaab and Somalia and African Union forces. The president of Burundi called for African nations to contribute troops and join Burundi and Uganda troops in Mogadishu.

Three people were killed in mortar exchanges between Shabaab and African Union forces in northern Mogadishu. The president of Puntland criticized the government for supporting the Sool, Sanaag and Cayn militia, which has attacked the government of neighboring Somaliland.

Twenty people were killed during clashes in Dhusamareb between Shabaab and a pro-government Sufi militia. Hizbul Islam fighters detained 4 "criminals" during operations in and around Burhakaba.

US must sustain military might, Gates says

Seven people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and Somali and African Union forces in Mogadishu. Somalia was ranked number one in the global terrorism risk index.

Shabaab fighters in Barawe attacked pirates and seized two South African hostages. Shabaab vowed to assassinate newly appointed Somali cabinet ministers. Somaliland's intelligence chief resigned.

Hope and urgency in Somalia

Hassan Dahir Aweys, the leader of Hizbul Islam, called for increased operations against Somali and African Union forces in Mogadishu. Aweys, who is connected to al Qaeda, made the statement in public while preaching at a mosque in the Bakara market in Mogadishu.