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Uganda threatened to withdraw from Somalia after the United Nations criticized the country for supporting the March 23 Movement, a rebel group fighting the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Uganda People's Defence Force has 5,700 troops in Somalia, the largest AMISOM contingent.
Another Somali journalist was gunned down; 16 Somali reporters have been killed so far this year. Kenyan troops captured a female Shabaab commander and 72 fighters in Kismayo. Police displayed four Shabaab assassins in Mogadishu.
Puntland security forces seized weapons thought to have been shipped from Yemen that were destined for Shabaab. "Gunmen" killed a tribal elder in Kismayo. Shabaab claimed it assassinated an intelligence official in Mogadishu.
Four people were killed after Shabaab fighters ambushed Somali troops near Baidoa. A civilian was gunned down in Baidoa. Shabaab reportedly killed and wounded several soldiers in an IED attack in Shalanbod.
Kenya's defense minister claimed that more than 3,000 Shabaab fighters have been killed in the last year. Shabaab forces detained dozens of people in Bulo-Mareer. Security forces recovered the bodies of four Kenyan and Somali troops who went missing in Kismayo.
Somali troops detained more than 300 suspected Shabaab fighters during security sweeps in Mogadishu. Shabaab has abandoned Burhakaba as government forces advance. A US journalist reported detained by pirates fears he will be transferred to Shabaab within days.