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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.




Coup in Pakistan 'a real possibility'




Eleven people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and government and African Union forces in Mogadishu. Security forces detained more than 40 people during an operation in Mogadishu; most were later released.




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Somalia™s wars swell a refugee camp in Kenya




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A Puntland minister said 70 soldiers from neighboring Somaliland fought with Shabaab in the Galgala region. Somaliland's information minister denied the charge and called Shabaab commander Atom a "terrorist." Two civilians were killed in a hand grenade blast in Mogadishu.




Five Somali men face first recent US piracy trial




Somali pirates kidnapped two foreigners near the Seychelles. Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama™a, the pro-government Sufi militia, accused Shabaab of carrying out atrocities against women and children in Beledweyn. The government said Hizbul Islam has been ejecting civilians from Mogadishu and Afgoi.




Seven people were killed in fighting in Mogadishu. The Somali government called for 20,000 more foreign troops to aid in the fight against Shabaab and Hizbul Islam. Pirates reportedly received a $9.5 million ransom for the release of a South Korean oil tanker and a crew of 24.




The president of Puntland, a semi-autonomous region, claimed that its security forces killed 96 Shabaab fighters under the command of Mohamed Said Atom in the Galgala region. The president said Shabaab fighters are now based in the Sanaag region in Somaliland.




A senior Shabaab leader said that the terror group would strike in the capitals of Uganda and Burundi if their troops did not leave Somalia. "We will attack Kampala and Bujumbura and there will be mass exodus of civilians just like Mogadishu," he stated.