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More than 25 people have been killed in fighting in Mogadishu over the past two days. Another faction of the Ras Kamboni Brigade cut ties with Hizbul Islam. Pirates freed a British chemical tanker after receiving a ransom.




Ten people were killed in clashes between Hizbul Islam and government forces in Mogadishu. A former mayor of Mogadishu escaped an assassination attempt in the capital. Hizbul Islam is establishing an administration in the Mudug region in central Somali.




Russia claimed that it freed 10 pirates but they failed to return to shore. A deputy police chief and a soldier were killed in a bombing in Mogadishu. Puntland security forces detained two Shabaab fighters.




A Somali soldier was killed in an IED attack on May 10 in Mogadishu. Hizbul Islam said a UN plan to fight piracy is aimed at Somali fishermen. Pirates freed a Bermuda-flagged ship and its crew after a ransom was paid.




Shabaab captured the southern town of Elberde after government forces abandoned it. The Shabaab spokesman denied claims that the group was planning attacks in Mogadishu. Pirates hijacked a German tanker carrying chemicals.




Fuad Mohammed Shonghole, a top Shabaab military commander, threatened to target the US. "We will cut their throats wherever we find them," he said. The UN implored Shabaab and Hizbul Islam to end the occupation of medical clinics in Mogadishu. Pirates hijacked a Taiwanese freighter.




The African Union peacekeeping force based in Mogadishu said it had "credible information" that "a series of synchronized suicide attacks and planting IEDs" would take place in the capital. Somali journalists exiled in Kenya are being threatened by Shabaab.




Russian commandos stormed a pirated ship and freed the Russian crew; one pirate was killed and 10 more were detained. Four people were killed after Hizbul Islam clashed with security guards at a hospital outside Mogadishu. An Ahlu Sunna Waljama™a cleric has been appointed the deputy commander of Somalia's army.




Fighting between Hizbul Islam and government forces broke out in Hawo Abdi after a senior Hibul Islam commander was assassinated in the town. Terrorists murdered a prominent journalist who worked for Radio Mogadishu.




Shabaab blamed US contractor Xe for dual blasts at a mosque that killed more than 40 people on May 1. Both Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Waljama™a claimed victory after clashes in Mogadishu. Pirates seized a Yemeni vessel; nine crewmen are in custody.




Clashes in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu left 3 people dead. Hizbul Islam leader Hassan Dahir Aweys denounced recent attacks in mosques in Mogadishu and Kismayo. Hizbul Islam thwarted a plot to overthrow its governor of Hiran.




Hizbul Islam took control of the pirate haven of Haradhere. A bombing at a mosque in Kismayo killed one person. Shabaab threatened to conduct suicide attacks to avenge the May 1 bombings at a mosque in Mogadishu that killed more than 40 people.




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.




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.




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.