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The Somali government closed down Radio Shabelle, Radio Banadir, and Radio Simba. Shabaab threatened to kill a Somali journalist. The president said the Hawiye clan spokesman was a spokesman for Shabaab. Former Ismalic Courts leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys accused the UN of neglecting Somalia.
Fresh Ethiopian troops have moved into northern Mogadishu. Somali police detained the Hawiye clan's spokesman and others clan members. The mayor of Mogadishu blamed the violence in the capital on Shabaab, al Qaeda's latest iteration in Somalia.
Ethiopian has sent more troops to Somalia as fighting with Shabaab intensifies. Ethiopian troops have been attacked in Mogadishu and Gedo. Ethiopia has released prisoners in exchange for bodies of dead troops.
A US warship destroyed two boats of pirates attacking a Japanese ship inside Somali waters. Somalia's prime minister resigned after months of fighting with the president. Four civilians were gunned down in Mogadishu.
Ethiopian and Somali forces are battling the al Qaeda linked Shabaab, formerly the Islamic Courts, in Mogadishu for the second day in a row. Protesters are rioting in Mogadishu, demanding the removal of Ethiopian troops. The mayor has warned civilians to flee the fighting.
Fifteen civilians were killed in Mogadishu after an IED targeted a military convoy missed and hit a bus. Two soldiers were killed in an IED attack in central Somalia. A district commissioner in Afgoye narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. Three Ugandan peacekeepers were wounded in a mortar attack.
Four explosions ripped through Mogadishu on Thursday night. Six were killed in fighting between Somali troops and Shabaab Islamist fighters. Eight were wounded in fighting between Puntland forces and local militias in Bossaso.
Over 20 people were killed as forces from the state of Somaliland invaded Puntland. Provincial administrations battled in the southern coastal town of Marka. A curfew has been imposed on the western town of Baidoa.
A suicide bomber killed three Ethiopian soldiers near a base in Baidoa where the Prime Minister was visiting. A prominent Muslim scholar was murdered in Kismayo. Five civilians were killed in bombings in Mogadishu and Kismayo.
Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali, aka Abu-Mansoor, the spokesman for al Shabaab, said "jihad is all we need." The government signed a truce agreement the the Islamist-supporting Hawiye clan. Heavy fighting was reported in southern Mogadishu.