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Shabaab threatened to attack the capitals of Burundi and Uganda. "You will see more people weeping in Kampala and Bujumbura if Allah says," said Sheikh Ali Mohamed Hussein. Somalia's president was targeted at the Mogadishu airport in yesterday's mortar barrage that killed 20 civilians. The US will station Reapers in Seychelles to monitor Somali pirates; three ships have been pirated in the past 10 days.
Thirty people were killed and more than 70 were wounded during shelling in Mogadishu. In Kismayo, 12 were killed after Hizbul Islam attacked a Shabaab stronghold yesterday. Somali pirates hijacked a Panamanian cargo ship and threatened to kill passengers of a Chinese freighter.
Shabaab and Hizbul Islam clashed in Kismayo. Government troops killed three civilians in Mogadishu. Shabaab shut down radio stations in Kismayo. Hizbul Islam leader Hassan Dahir Aweys said his group would continue fighting until an Islamic state is established.
The death toll of yesterday™s battle in Mogadishu between Shabaab and government forces reached 11, including a Yemeni al Qaeda fighter. The first batch of Somali troops who completed military training in the neighboring Republic of Djibouti have arrived in the capital Mogadishu.
Shabaab claims to have used an antiaircraft missile to shoot down an unmanned aircraft in Kismayo. Shabaab ambushed a Burundian convoy in Mogadishu, destroyed a Sufi mosque and the grave of a revered Sufi cleric and dispersed an angry crowd in the Galgadud region, killed a businessman in Kismayo, and killed two businessmen in Beledweyne. The Somali government displayed the body of a foreign fighter in Mogadishu.
Somali police intelligence has confirmed that Shabaab sent "42 men armed with pistols" to government-controlled regions in Mogadishu to commit targeted killings. "Eritrea should be punished with severe sanctions for threatening the Horn of Africa region by supporting Somali rebels," Somalia's foreign affairs minister said.
Shabaab slaughtered a man in Mogadishu™s Bakara market and killed a police officer in Mogadishu. Shabaab rewarded the 17-year-old winner of a Koran recital in Kismayo with an AK-47 gun, two hand grenades, an anti-tank mine, and a computer. A UN agency is investigating three Somali businessmen based in Kenya on suspicion of diverting food aid to Shabaab. A top Ethiopian rebel leader surrendered with four tonnes of explosive material after refusing to carry out an operation ordered by Shabaab.
At least two civilians were killed after insurgents attacked an African Union base in Mogadishu. Shabaab imposed a curfew in Yed in the western Bakol region after government soldiers left the town. In Mogadishu, Shabaab arrested and whipped dozens of men for not having beards and whipped women for wearing bras.
At least 12 people were killed after Shabaab attacked Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamee', a pro-government Sufi militia, in the Hiran region. Hizbul Islam rebels attacked a Shabaab base in Mogadishu. A mortar shell killed five civilians in Mogadishu. Shabaab commander Sheikh Ahmed Abu Yasir said that the group is happy to join with Taliban fighters crossing from Yemen to Somalia.
Shabaab has taken control of north Mogadishu after Hizbul Islam militias pulled out from the area. Twenty fighters with a battle wagon from Hizbul Islam defected to the government. Insurgents and government soldiers clashed in the Abdul Aziz and Shibis districts in Mogadishu. Hizbul Islam™s public services officer, Sheikh Sulayman Sahal Muuse Abu Hanifa, gave NGOs a 15-day ultimatum for registering with the group.
An American man has been arrested in northern Kenya while trying to enter an area of Somalia controlled by Islamists. Heavily armed Ethiopian troops crossed the border and entered three villages west of the town of Beledweyne. Jordan Abu Mohammad al Maqdisi, the spiritual mentor of Abu Mussab al Zarqawi, expressed his public support for Shabaab and called on Somalis to help the group.
Intelligence officers intercepted a call made in Cape Town to al Qaeda cells in Somalia; the conversation confirmed a Somali plot to shift resources to South Africa and attack US interests. A Hizbul Islam commander was killed in Afgoye and a Hizbul officer in charge of finances was killed minutes later in Mogadishu. At least 15 people were killed after Shabaab attacked Hizbul Islam southwest of Kismayo.
Thousands of people were forced to watch as Shabaab masked men amputated a foot and a hand from each of two youths alleged to have robbed a car in Kismayo. Daud Mohamed Garane, the Chairman of Shabaab in Gedo region, warned Kenya to stop sending recruits to Somalia. "We can raid big Kenyan towns such as Nairobi and Mombasa," Garane said before a huge crowd. One soldier was killed after Hizbul Islam attacked a checkpoint in Mataban district, near Beledweyne.
Sheikh Ahmed Abdurahamn Odawa, the highest-ranking military commander of Hizbul Islam, who is also known as "Taliban," was killed with his two bodyguards in Ealasha Biyaha village south of Mogadishu. Ethiopian intelligence agents raided a Galkayo house overnight Wednesday, wounding at least two Somali men inside and capturing another. Three people were killed after Hizbul Islam attacked a government base in the central village of Bacda.
"Insurgency groups are planning to use ambulances, police vehicles and tankers for suicide attacks on the government and AMISOM bases," Mogadishu police warned. Shabaab and Hizbul Islam clashed outside Kismayo after they agreed on a truce. A heavily armed convoy of Hizbul Islam left Mogadishu en route to Kismayo using the main road controlled by Shabaab. Hundreds of Kenyan youths have secretly been recruited and trained in Mombasa and sent to serve in the Somali military.