A police officer was killed in Puntland and two Kenyans were kidnapped in Mogadishu. Shabaab accused Kenyan lawmakers of backing the recruitment of youths to fight against insurgents in Somalia. Sheikh Ahmed Madobe, a Hizbul Islam warlord, and Barre Hirale, a Shabaab ally in Kismayo, signed a secret agreement to help the government mount an offensive against Shabaab in the south.
The ANSF Order of Battle
A breakdown of the structure and units in the Afghan National Security Forces.
The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan
A look at the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's top leaders.
The Quetta Shura
A look at the Afghan Taliban's top leaders, military councils, and committees.