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US drones killed two Shabaab commanders in a strike in the town of Jilib in southern Somalia. A Shabaab commander known as Anta Anta, who was an explosives and suicide bombing expert, was killed in the airstrike.
Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, a top Shabaab leader who was the target of a US Navy SEALs raid in Barawe, spent about a year in Britain in 2007 before returning to Somalia. Somali and Ethiopian forces clashed with Shabaab in Ufurow and Awdiinle; 10 soldiers on both sides were reported killed. Four people were killed in a grenade attack in Janale. Shabaab executed a man in Labatan-Jirow after convicting him of raping and murdering a young girl.
Five Shabaab and government soldiers were killed during clashes in Elbarde; the military claimed it took control of the town. Shabaab has blockaded the town of Qansah Dhere. Security forces detained six suspects involved in Shabaab's recent suicide attack in Beledweyne.
Shabaab claimed credit for today's suicide attack at a cafe in Beledweyne that killed 16 people, including seven Somali soldiers. The Shabaab spokesman said the target of the attack was African Union peacekeepers from Ethiopia and Djibouti.
Seven people were killed as Shabaab and government forces clashed outside of Mogadishu. Three soldiers were killed in a clash with a militia on the outskirts of the capital. The African Union agreed to boost the number of peacekeepers in Somalia by 35 percent.
Ten people were killed after government forces clashed with Shabaab in the El-Dhun Adegow area of Bay province; Shabaab is in control of the area. Shabaab killed three people in an IED attack in Beled Hawo.
Somalia's defense minister said the military is preparing to "liberate" Barawe, the town under Shabaab control where US SEALs attempted to capture Ikrima, a top terrorist commander. Shabaab arrested a businessman in Barawe and accused him of aiding the US in the raid.