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Marka, Shabeellaha Hoose, Somalia

Somali and African Union troops retake Merka, Somalia, port from Shebab, army and witnesses say - AFP

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Explosion on Daallo Airlines flight

Somali officials identify the man who was sucked out of an airliner after an inflight explosion; suspect said to be linked to Al Shabaab - CNN

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Marka, Shabeellaha Hoose, Somalia

Islamist Shebab fighters seize Somali port of Merka, governor says - AFP

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Somalia

Attacks on aid workers delivering supplies in Somalia jumped from 10 to 17 in 2015, UN says - Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Mogadishu attack, Jan. 21, 2016

Somali security forces say they have captured the leader of the gunmen who attacked a Mogadishu cafe - Voice of America

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Mogadishu attack, Jan. 21, 2016

Al-Shabab claim responsibility for ongoing Mogadishu attack - BBC

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Mogadishu attack, Jan. 21, 2016

Sources: Al-Shabab militants are in 'full control' of Beach View hotel and restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia - @HarunMaruf

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Kenya

Vigil held in Nairobi for Kenyan soldiers killed in Somalia last week in clash with al-Shabab forces - BBC

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Gedo, Somalia

Witness: Kenyan Defense forces with battle-wagons have entered a ruined army base by al-Shabaab in Gedo, Somalia - @Mogadishu_News

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Kenya

'Hero' Kenyan teacher who 'shielded Christians' in December al-Shabab attack dies - BBC

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Kenya

Kenyan jets, attack helicopters reportedly struck militant fighters in and around El-Adde; Al-Shabab responded by firing anti-aircraft guns - @Hersun10

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Somalia

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemns terrorist attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab against a African Union Mission In Somalia base in El Adde - United Nations

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Somalia

Kenya's president says some of his troops were killed in Somalia Al-Shabaab attack; no death toll cited yet - AP

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Somalia

Photo: Kenya Defense Forces press release on al-Shabaab attack at African Union base in El-Adde, Somalia; unknown number of casualties, official says - @Wajia02

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Somalia

Al-Shabab militants overrun African Union base in Somalia, amid unconfirmed claims of dozens of soldiers killed - BBC

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Somalia

Editor's note: There is no official word on casualties following reports of heavily armed fighters from al-Shabaab attacking a base for African Union peacekeepers in southwest Somalia. The Associated Press, citing a Somali military official, is reporting that fighting at the base is ongoing and began with a suicide car bomb. We'll continue to search for details and update accordingly. - Jimmy

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Somalia

Al Shabaab fighters attack African Union base in southern Somalia, militants and Somali army officer says; no word on casualties - Reuters

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Kenya

Kenyan primary school teacher sentenced to 20 years for recruiting pupils into al Shabaab - @Jerusalem_Post

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2016 US elections

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab releases propaganda video with footage of Donald Trump to recruit followers - @AP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

About 200 fighters have left from al-Shabab and pledged allegiance to Islamic State, Kenya's police chief says - @AP

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