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Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali "Abu-Mansoor," an Afghan trained Islamic Courts fighter, has been named the spokesman for al Shabaab, the al Qaeda-backed Islamist terror front in Somalia. A district official for the Somali National Security Agency was killed and four civilians were wounded in separate attacks in Mogadishu.
One policeman was killed and two wounded in an Islamic Courts attack on a police base in Mogadishu. The Islamic Courts fired mortars at the presidential palace. Ethiopian troops deployed in Mogadishu's Deglay district. The son of the Islamic Courts supporting Hawiye clan was murdered.
Islamic Courts leader Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed and the former leader of parliament Sharif Hassan Sheik Aden were named as the chairmen of the new opposition alliance. Five soldiers were killed and a vehicle and weapons were captured after the Islamic Courts fighters ambushed a patrol north of Mogadishu. The deputy national police commander escaped an IED attack in Mogadishu.
Hundreds of Ethiopian troops raided the northern Mogadishu district of Huriwa after Somali troops withdrew from the area this week. The governor of Hiran province escaped an assassination attempt, while a district leader in Mogadishu was gunned down in the capital.
Islamic Courts leaders, including al Qaeda operative Sheikh Hassan Aweys, are meeting in Eritrea for a 10-day meeting to discuss ways "to strengthen the insurgency against the Somalia government." The Prime Minister met with Haji Abukar, the chief financier of the Islamic Court, and encouraged him to return to Somalia. Somali security forces withdrew from a district in northern Mogadishu.
Seven Muslim insurgents and one policeman were killed during fighting in Mogadishu on Friday. A bombing that targeted two policemen purchasing khat wounded two civilians. Two delegates of the reconciliation congress were wounded in a grenade attack, while two Ethiopian soldiers were wounded in a string of grenade attacks.
Nine civilians and one policeman were wounded in multiple grenade attacks in Mogadishu. A district leader's home was attacked, while two civilians were killed in an IED attack. The mayor of Mogadishu accused the Hawiye clan and HornAfrik Radio of inciting the insurgency.
Seventeen were killed and 16 wounded in IED and small-arms fire attacks in Mogadishu. The Islamic Courts killed two and wounded seven in an attack on a religious gathering in Galkayo. The Somali government is trying to create a Baghdad-style "Green Zone" in Mogadishu.
The Islamic Courts accused the government and the Ethiopian troops for the murder of two Horn Afrik journalists. Police arrested two suspects in the journalists' deaths. Two civilians and a policeman were wounded in a grenade attack in Mogadishu.
Somali police detained four teachers and 25 students at an Islamic school, and two medical workers and three security guards at a hospital during raids in Mogadishu. The Bakara market has reopened. A grenade attack wounded nine, including two police.
The Youth Islamic Movement claimed responsibility for attacks in Mogadishu. Islamic Courts leader and al Qaeda operative Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys urged Somalis to "resist new colonialism." Insurgents killed three police officers and four civilians during an attack on Somali police in the Bakara market.