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Islamist leaders are up in arms over a fatwa issued by influential clerics. Somali forces detained a prominent cleric in Mogadishu. Shabaab is funding militias in Kenya. NATO ships are moving to rescue the hijacked Turkish freighter.
Somaliland officials said the suicide bombers that struck on Oct. 29 were from Mogadishu. An Islamic cleric was arrested after the attack. Six Somalis were wounded in an explosion in Baidoa. Pirates hijacked a Turkish freighter.
Five suicide bombers struck four compounds in the northern Somali, killing 28 and wounding scores. Three suicide car bombers struck the presidential palace, the UN Development Program compound, and the Ethiopian Consulate in the city of Hargeisa in Somaliland. Two bombers targeted an intelligence facility in the city of Bosasso in Puntland. Four Ethiopian soldiers were killed in fighting in Mogadishu.
Shabaab spokesman Muktar Robow said Ethiopia "must admit defeat" and rejected the Djibouti peace agreement. An Ethiopia spokesman said his country would withdraw when the security vacuum is filled. An IED attack killed several soldiers and regional administrators in Merca.
The Somali military claimed to have retaken a series of towns in the Bakool region from Shabaab. An Ethiopian and Somali convoy was ambushed by Shabaab in the Bay region. A Somali female aid worker was murdered in Gurilel.
The Islamic courts have taken control of Burdhubo and have declared a curfew in Jowhar. A leader of the Hawiye clan said Shabaab has lifted a ban on humanitarian organizations providing aid. A NATO anti-piracy force is just days from reaching region.
Fighting broke out between Shabaab and the Islamic Courts in the town of Balad; Islamic Courts fighters fled the town after the clash. Four Somalis were killed in the Islamic Courts-controlled town of Abudwaq. A United Nation employee was killed in Hudur; he is the second UN employee killed since Oct. 18.
Twenty Ethiopian soldiers, 10 Somali troops, and 10 civilians were killed in attacks in Baidoa. Fourteen people were killed in heavy fighting in Mogadishu. The chief of Somali forces ordered his troops to stop responding to mortar attacks with artillery. The UN announced the third round of talks between the government and insurgent groups.
Al Qaeda leader Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan and Shabaab military commander Sheikh Mukhtar Robow are seen on a videotape training terrorists with AK-47s, RPGs, and anti-tank weapons while English-speaking recruits say they are training for a "global mission." Two Somalis were killed in mortar exchanges in Mogadishu. Somali forces freed a Panama ship from pirates.