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Anti-Shabaab militia Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a has rejected the new Somali parliament. AMISOM took control of the Mogadishu-Afgoye corridor from Somali forces due to increasing insecurity. A Somali solider opened fire on a bus in Mogadishu, killing three people.
The Transitional Federal Government has been disbanded and replaced by the New Federal Parliament of Somalia, whose members were appointed by tribal leaders. The appointment of a new president has been delayed.
Many of the 219 "criminals" pardoned by President Sharif are said to be Shabaab fighters. Sharif was the leader of the Islamic Courts Union, Shabaab's predecessor, prior to being appointed president. Senior Shabaab leader Hassan Dahir Aweys was pictured leading Eid prayers in Barawe.
The Kenyan Defense Forces claimed to have killed 73 Shabaab fighters in Fafadun; two Kenyan troops were also killed. African Union and Somali forces reportedly have launched the offensive to retake Kismayo from Shabaab. Uganda said it would send more helicopters to Somalia despite the loss of three the other day.
Shabaab claimed it killed more than 60 Kenyan soldiers after overrunning their bases during an assault in Fahfahdhun in Gedo. Shabaab also claimed to have killed 20 Ethiopian soldiers in Hudur. Neither report has been confirmed.
Kenyan aircraft and warships killed five civilians during bombardments in Kismayo and Afmadow. Two Ugandan soldiers died after three Mi-24 helicopters en route to Somalia crashed in Kenya. Shabaab claimed it killed five Kenyan soldiers in an IED attack in El Adde.
Shabaab claimed it killed three Burundian soldiers in Carbiska and "several spies" in Suuq Bacaad, Madina, and Bakaro. A Somali soldier killed a journalist in Mogadishu. Three Ugandan helicopters destined for Somalia crashed in Kenya.
Shabaab fighters attacked government bases in Elasha Biyaha; casualties have not been disclosed. Kenyan warships bombarded Kismayo, according to Shabaab. A Somali journalist was gunned down in Mogadishu.
Shabaab claimed it killed "more than 20 apostate militia" in attacks in Mogadishu and a Kenyan soldier in a sniper attack in Badhaadhe. The African Union said Uganda over-deployed 600 troops and should pull them out of Somalia.
Kenyan aircraft struck a Shabaab base in the village of Birta-Dheer north of Kismayo. Uganda has deployed elements of its Air Force to Somalia for an upcoming offensive to retake Kismayo. Somali troops killed two people after opening fire at a rally of the former prime minister.
Shabaab claimed it killed 60 Ethiopian troops, took control of the town of Hudur, and torched the Ethiopian bases before withdrawing; Shabaab said seven of its fighters were killed. The Somali government is sending 220 police officers to Beledweyne.