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The US Navy has surrounded the hijacked Ukrainian-flagged vessel transporting weapons to Sudan. The secretary of the Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia called Shabaab "criminals." Seven people were killed and 17 wounded during fighting in Mogadishu.
Pirates seized a ship carrying 30 Soviet-era T-72 tanks and other weapons destined for Sudan. German police detained two suspected Somali terrorists on an airplane in Cologne. Senior al Qaeda operative Fazul Abdullah Mohammed is believed to be hiding in Tanzania.
A group called the Harakat Ras Kamboni, which is linked to Shabaab military commander Sheikh Hassan Turki, took credit for a mortar attack against African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu. The attacks claimed 15 lives; another 30 were wounded. Somalia has been rated as the most corrupt country in the world.
Thirty-two people were killed and more than 60 wounded in artillery and mortar exchanges between Ethiopian and Shabaab forces in Mogadishu. Shabaab defended its attacks on the airport in Mogadishu, saying it was "used for military purposes and to transport weapons." Somali pirates threatened European countries if France did not release six captives.
Sixteen Somalis were killed in exchanges of mortar fire in Mogadishu. A Somali soldier and officer were killed in an attack in Baidoa. Kenya has deployed soldiers along the border. A Greek ship was hijacked off the coast of Somalia.
Shabaab launched mortars as a plane landed at the Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu. Twelve were killed and 35 were wounded in heavy fighting in Mogadishu. Airlines have refused to fly into Mogadishu. The Islamic Courts said it would continue to wage jihad despite ongoing negotiation in Djibouti.
Shabaab fighters killed three civilians, two Somali soldiers, and a Ugandan soldier in ambushes in Mogadishu. An Ethiopian convoy was ambushed near Baidoa; Shabaab claimed it killed many soldiers. Shabaab warned it would close the Mogadishu airport.
Shabaab fighters occupied Beledweyne after Ethiopian forces withdrew from the town. Shabaab mortared Baidoa, the seat of the Transitional Federal Government. Swedish prosecutors dropped charges against three men accused of funding Shabaab.
Owners of the German-owned cargo ship that was released on Thursday by Somali pirates paid a $1.1 million ransom. Nine Filipino seamen who were among the 13-member crew of that German-owned vessel were also freed by the pirates. At least six Ethiopians have been killed and 23 others injured in a new series of clashes in the southern part Mogadishu.