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Two explosions at a Shabaab-linked mosque in the Bakara market in Mogadishu killed more than 40 people. Sheik Fuad Mohammed Khalaf, a top military commander for Shabaab, was wounded. Residents of the town of Dusomareb in central Somalia have begun to leave as a Shabaab offensive is expected.




Top Shabaab commander targeted in Mogadishu mosque bombings

Forty Shabaab fighters and supporters were killed as a top military commander in Mogadishu spoke during prayer.


Thirty dead in Somalia mosque bombings




Shabaab said it carried out a suicide attack against African Union forces to avenge the killing of al Qaeda in Iraqi leaders Abu Ayyub al Masri and Abu Omar al Baghdadi. Shabaab claimed that 20 African Union troops were killed but the AU said the attack was unsuccessful.




Ten people were killed after Shabaab forces attacked the pro-government Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a and took control of the town of El Bahay. Hizbul Islam leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys denounced a senior leader of his group and claimed he was colluding with the Somali, Ethiopian, and Kenyan governments. The African Union denied its forces violate the laws of war during combat in Mogadishu.




Fourteen people were killed during clashes between Somali forces and Shabaab in the capital of Mogadishu. Hundreds of Somali soldiers have deserted and joined the Islamist insurgency after not being paid their salaries, which are funded by the US.




Unpaid Somali soldiers desert to insurgency




A suicide bomber reportedly attacked a new African Union base in Mogadishu; no casualties have been reported. Shabaab fighters have advanced on the pirate stronghold of Harardhere. A senior Shabaab leader was wounded in an explosion in Dinsoor.




Shabaab is advancing on the pirate coastal stronghold of Harardhere. Clerics from Ahlu Sunna Waljama™a criticized the military for shelling in Mogadishu that killed 10 people. Shabaab executed a 'murderer' and mutilated another in Mogadishu.




Shabaab has taken control of the towns of Masagaway and Galad. Two Somali soldiers were killed in an IED attack in Afgoi. Fighting between Shabaab and Somali forces continued in Mogadishu; one civilian was killed. The Spanish navy detained eight Somali pirates.




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.