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Shabaab claimed it took control of the town of Eldere. Ethiopian troops in Elberde freed 15 Muslim clerics suspected of being allied with Shabaab. The US brought 11 Somalis to America to try them for piracy and other crimes after they attacked US warships.




Ethiopian forces ejected Shabaab from the district of Elberde after the terror group took control just two days ago; a curfew has been imposed. Puntland security forces detained five suspects involved in an attempt to assassinate President Sharif. Pirates threatened to blow up a South Korean oil tanker. Five pirates were captured after attacking a French warship.




Somali MPs risk death, get little pay




Five Somalis were beheaded in Mogadishu. Both Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Waljama claimed victory in the town of Godon. Shabaab also said it took control of the district of Elberde. Pirates hijacked three Thai ships with 77 crew members.




Are pirate ransoms legal? Confusion over US order




Twenty-three people were killed in clashes between the military and Islamist groups in Mogadishu over the past two days. Two soldiers and a civilian were killed in fighting between government forces in the capital. Hizbul Islam has imposed a tax on the khat trade. Turkish naval forces detained 13 pirates.




Somalia: Al-Qaeda video aims at child recruits




Somalia's Al Shabab recruits 'holy warriors' with $400 bonus




Somali insurgents ban school bells




Eleven people were killed in fighting in Mogadishu; a man was also beheaded. Insurgents warned private radio stations to stop playing music in Mogadishu. Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama™a fighters have taken control of a district in the Middle Shabelle region from Shabaab. President Barack Obama announced an executive order blocking Shabaab's assets in the US.




Nine people were killed in mortar and IED attacks in Mogadishu. Somalia's top military commander said his forces are ready to launch the long-awaited offensive to oust Shabaab from the capital. Somali pirates hijacked a cargo ship near Seychelles.




USS Ashland vs Somali pirates




Al Qaeda in Yemen: Nomads or nucleus?




A US warship captured six pirates after a firefight and destroyed their skiff off the Horn of Africa. A Turkish cargo vessel seized three days ago has been abandoned by pirates; all 25 crewmen are unharmed.




Shabaab has taken the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) off the air in regions under its control and has looted the transmission equipment. Last week Hizbul Islam ordered Mogadishu-based radio stations to stop broadcasting music within 10 days.




Somalis on the move but fewer reach safe havens: UNHCR




Shabaab fighters raided a UN base in southern Somalia. For the second time in a week, Hizbul Islam invited Osama bin Laden to Somalia: "Seeing Osama in Somalia will be a triumph for the Muslims in Somalia, and in fact we shall be the happiest people on the planet," said Sheikh Mohammed Wehliye Odowa. Three people were killed in mortar attacks in Mogadishu.




Al Qaeda members land in Somalia from Yemen-govt




Somalia: Music ban on radio stations was expected




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's leadership reportedly moved its military base temporarily from Yemen to Somalia. Sheikh Ali Mohamud Raghe "Ali Dhere", the spokesman of Shabaab, swore that the group will capture Mogadishu before the European Union trained forces in Uganda reach the capital. Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama™a and Shabaab fought over the Mataban district in central Somalia.