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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.




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