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Osama bin Laden appoints new commander to spearhead war on West

Somalia™s wars swell a refugee camp in Kenya

East of Aden: A president struggles to keep Yemen together

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.

Shabaab fighters killed three Somali soldiers during fighting in Mogadishu. The African Union authorized more than 800 Somali police officers to be trained in Kenya and Djibouti.

Suspect linked to al-Qaeda plane bomb plotters arrested in Britain

UK identifies al-Qaida offshoot as key new threat

Somali pirates are holding over 435 sailors hostage

Hizbul Islam leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys vowed to continue to wage jihad against Somali and African Union forces. A Shabaab leader urged women to send their sons to wage jihad in Mogadishu. The president of Puntland declared victory over Shabaab forces under the command of Mohamed Said Atom.

Mail bombs 4 times larger than Christmas plot

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, a Somali-American, was sworn in as the country's new prime minister. Fifteen people were killed in fighting between Shabaab and Somali and African Union forces in Mogadishu.

Shabaab claimed it took control of the contested southern town of Balad-hawo. Hawiye elders denounced the African Union for shelling and killing Somalis in Mogadishu. Pirates hijacked a cargo ship and captured 24 crew members.

Somali militants grow more brazen in attack

Shabaab executed two teenage girls for "spying." Fighting between Shabaab and Somali forces in the Bakool region left 15 people dead. Gunmen murdered six clerics in central Somalia. A Danish warship destroyed a pirate boat.

Saudi border with Yemen is still inviting for al Qaeda