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Shabaab claimed that 204 "apostate militia" members defected from the government in Qansaxdhere, Gedo, and Bay and Bakool over the past three months. Britain will deploy military advisers to Mogadishu.
Shabaab fighters ambushed an Ethiopian military convoy in Gedo; several Shabaab fighters and Ethiopian soldiers are reported to have been killed in the fighting. Shabaab killed two Ethiopian soldiers in an IED attack in Baidoa.
Shabaab claimed that it killed 24 Ethiopian soldiers during attacks on outposts in and around Baidoa. The commander of the African Union forces said that Shabaab has been weakened militarily. The UN's secretary-general said that the 21-year-old arms embargo should be reviewed.
Shabaab claimed credit for the Jan. 29 suicide attack outside of the prime minister's home in Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed that seven security officers, including three senior figures, were killed in the blast.
A witness claimed that six security personnel were killed in yesterday's blast outside of the prime minister's home in Mogadishu. The World Food Program began distributing aid in Kismayo for the first time in four years.
A suicide bomber killed two Somali security personnel in an attack near the prime minister's home in Villa Somalia. A minister said that the suicide bomber was a former employee of the National Intelligence and Security Agency.
Twitter has banned Shabaab's account, @HSMPress, after the group released a video threatening to kill Kenyans. The military detained several suspected Shabaab fighters during a raid on the village of Bayahow near Jowhar.