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A man tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month carrying powdered chemicals, liquid, and a syringe that could have caused an explosion in a case bearing similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, officials said. China floated the idea of establishing a permanent base in the Gulf of Aden to support its operations against Somali pirates.
Ten combatants were reportedly killed in heavy fighting between Hizbul Islam and pro-government militia Ahlu-Sunnah Wal-Jama™a near Beledweyne. Ahlu Sunna Wal-Jama™a fighters captured four suspected bombers in Dolow. Hizbul Islam conducted security operations in the areas between lower Shabelle and Bay regions southwest of Mogadishu. A helicopter dropped a $4 million ransom payment onto the deck of a Chinese coal ship hijacked by pirates in mid-October.
Calm returned to Galkayo after intra-clan violence killed 11 people. Shabaab and Hizbul Islam clashed 20km across the Kenyan border. Shabaab peacefully seized five islands near the Kenyan coast. In the last three days, 18 people were killed after insurgents and government forces exchanged mortar fire in Mogadishu.
Clashes between Islamists and government and African Union forces killed 15 people in Mogadishu. Clashes between Puntland security forces and tribal militias resulted in 11 people killed. Hizbul Islam denounced the UNSC sanctions against Eritrea.
At least four people were killed in heavy clashes between government forces and rebel fighters in Mogadishu. Gunmen killed the head of security of the World Food Program(WFP) in Beledweyne. State Minister for Defense Sheikh Yusuf Mohammad Siad "Indha'adde" denounced Shabelle Radio and Television and said that it works with Shabaab.
At least 22 people were killed in an exchange of mortars between insurgents and government forces in Mogadishu. Heavy mortars also were fired while the parliament was in session. At least five people were killed by a roadside bomb that targeted government soldiers in Mogadishu. The Shabaab group in the capital led by Amir Abu Zubeyr reportedly has the backing of about 1,200 foreign jihadists.
Shabaab in Mogadishu reportedly split into two groups after a disagreement over the formation of an Islamic government in the capital. Shabaab issued a decree ordering men in Kismayo to grow beards. Hundreds of Ethiopian troops crossed the border and established a base at the strategic Kalaber junction.
A group of pirates detained on a Dutch warship has been released because no country has agreed to prosecute them. At least two civilians were killed by a mortar shell in Mogadishu. A blast targeted two lawmakers near the presidential palace in Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed to have fought the Ethiopian rebel group ONLF in the south.
Two beheaded bodies were found in the central town of Galkayo. Shabaab issued an edict that suspended operations of the United Nations Agency Mine Action in Somalia. African Union peacekeepers arrested two government officials suspected of selling weapons to insurgents.
A roadside bomb killed three Puntland soldiers and injured nine others near Bosaso. At least 20 people were killed in the last 24 hours in heavy fighting between insurgents and government forces in Mogadishu. A firefight ensued between pirates in Hobyo town over ransom money obtained after the release of a Greek vessel.
At least six people were killed in a landmine explosion in the central Galgaduud region. Three people, including two government soldiers, were killed in a gunbattle in Mogadishu. Ahlu Sunnah Waljamaa, the pro-government group that controls central Somalia, has banned women from wearing veils, for security reasons.
Hizbul Islam fighters stoned to death a man accused of adultery and shot a man accused of murder, before hundreds of people in Afgoye. At least three people were killed in clashes between government soldiers and insurgents in Mogadishu.