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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.




Somali refugees recruited to fight Islamist militia




Seventeen people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and the pro-government Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama™a militia in Rage Ele; both sides claimed victory. Pirates hijacked a South Korean tanker with a crew of 24 and freed two Indian ships with 26 sailors.




A top Hizbul Islam leader welcomed Osama bin Laden and urged foreign jihadists to fight in Somalia. More than 20 people were killed in fighting in Mogadishu. Shabaab said it would capture Mogadishu.




Hizbul Islam spokesman invites bin Laden to Somalia

Moallim Hashi Mohamed Farah welcomed bin Laden and foreign jihadists to Somalia and asked them to fight against the government and African Union forces.


US Navy sinks pirate mothership




Middle East in huge naval expansion




Somali army trains to fight al-Qaida-linked rebels




"We have beheaded and shot dead at least 680"¨ apostates under my command, most of them in Baidoa, and I™m happy with it", said Shabaab leader Sheikh Mukhtar"¨ Robow 'Abu Mansur.™ Kenya has deployed a military force with a special unit to its border following an incursion by Shabaab. A US warship captured five pirates after an exchange of fire in the Indian Ocean west of the Seychelles.




The government appointed a Shabaab sympathizer as envoy to the US. Shabaab reportedly sent 2,000 fighters with armored vehicles to the central town of Dhusamareb, where the pro-government militia Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama™a has imposed a curfew. At least 16 people were killed in clashes between rival clans in central Somalia. Pirates hijacked an Indian trade boat as it left Mogadishu port.




Pentagon eyeing drone shift to aid Somalia




India is attempting to trace the whereabouts of nearly 100 sailors on seven Indian vessels taken captive by pirates off the Somali coast. Shabaab fighters in the coastal town of Marka claimed that they hit a helicopter with rockets. Kenya denied a Somali request for thousands of troops trained in Kenya to be deployed to Mogadishu for an upcoming offensive against insurgents.




Somalis in rare march against al-Shabab militants




Hundreds of people protested against Shabaab in Mogadishu."¨ Gunmen killed a Hawiye clan elder in Lafole. Leaders of Shabaab and Hizbul Islam "travel with relative freedom to and from Kenya, where they raise funds, engage in recruitment and obtain treatment for wounded fighters," the UN stated. Pirates seized a UAE ship with 24 crew. Dutch marines disarmed 17 suspected pirates.




Sufi group vows to rid Somalia of radical Islamists




Shabaab claimed responsibility for killing a senior Somali government official in Mogadishu. Three people were killed in clashes between soldiers and armed protesters opposing the demolition of their houses near Mogadishu's main airport. Israeli security guards on board a ship repelled an attempted hijacking off Somalia for the second time in a week.




Shabaab desecrates graves