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The government of the Puntland region said a Voice of America report serves to "appease Al Shabaab." Shabaab's spokesman said the UN meeting on Somalia was a failure. Kenya sentenced 11 Somali pirates each to five years in jail.

Eleven Somalis were killed in mortar attacks in Mogadishu. Shabaab kidnapped a journalist and burned a large amount of Somali money. Merger talks between Hizbul Islam and al Shabaab are on hold but will continue.

Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca said some top Somali officials are members of Shabaab. The US military denied its helicopters carried out a strike on a Shabaab safehouse in the town of Merca yesterday. The US has announced it would improve ties with the semi-autonomous regions of Puntland and Somaliland.

Shabaab relies on child soldiers

Unidentified helicopter gunships fired at a house today in the southern coastal town of Marka, which has been a haven for Shabaab for the past few years. After "Islamic forces" returned fire, the helicopters flew away. No casualties have been reported.

Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca, a moderate Sufi Islamist group, will no longer cooperate with the government after failing to receive cabinet positions. "We shall continue fighting against the al Shabaab and Hizbul Islam to keep our controlled areas peaceful," the group's spokesman said.

Kenya says West wasting money on anti-piracy ships

US to seek stronger ties with Somaliland and Puntland

Kenya defends arrests over Uganda World Cup bombing

Thirty people were killed and more than 75 were wounded in fighting in Mogadishu; most were killed by mortar fire from African Union forces. The African Union has pleaded with the United Nations to increase funding for the Somalia mission to support 20,000 troops.

Nineteen people were killed and 71 more were wounded in the latest round of fighting in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Shabaab announced a new offensive "to eliminate the invading Christians and their apostate government."

US official explains National Counterterrorism Center's view of the enemy

NCTC director Michael Leiter testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Leiter's testimony highlights al Qaeda's close ties to other jihadist organizations.

Risk of small-scale attacks by al-Qaeda and its allies is rising, officials say

Prime Minister Sharmake resigned after a long-running feud with President Sharif. Ten people were killed in fighting in Mogadishu. Puntland police arrested the imam of the Salahudiin Mosque and another person in Galkayo for propagating "terrorist ideology."

Al-Qaeda 'expand into Uganda'

A suicide bomber entered the compound of the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu and detonated his vest after being shot by African Union troops; no casualties were reported. Shabaab and Hizbul Islam took over the Horn Afrik and GBC radio stations in Mogadishu.

Suicide bomber detonates inside Somalia's presidental compound

A suicide bomber penetrated the first ring of security at the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu.

PM: Somalia to open 2nd front against insurgents

American jihadis in Somalia

Fifteen people were killed and more than 50 were wounded in a mortar exchange between government and Shabaab forces in Mogadishu. A UN official called for the number of foreign troops in Somalia to increase to 20,000.