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The Somali military said that 14 Shabaab fighters were killed during fighting in Garbaharay. The UN Security Council may vote next week to increase the number of African Union forces by 5,700, to reach 17,700 troops total. Refugees are fleeing the Afgoye area and African Union forces have deployed there.
The Somali military claimed it defeated Shabaab forces at the Afgoye control point near Mogadishu. A spokesman for Shabaab commander Sheikh Mohamed Saeed Atom claimed his forces killed 15 Puntland troops in Sugare north of Bosaso.
Puntland security forces captured Ahmed Saeed Mohamed, the brother of senior Shabaab leader and weapons smuggler Mohamed Saeed Atom. The spokesman for the Kenya Defence Forces said military operations have reduced Shabaab's revenues by 75 percent.
Shabaab fighters attacked Kenyan and Somali troops in Busaar; 10 people are said to have been killed. Shabaab fighters and local militia clashed in Beledweyne; five people reportedly killing five people.
Kenyan forces claimed a senior Shabaab military commander named Abu Yahya and 13 fighters were killed in an ambush in Dalayat. Shabaab claimed its forces killed six Kenyan troops in the south. The death toll in yesterday's suicide attack in Mogadishu has increased to 15 killed.
A report stated that Somalia is one of several "training grounds" for British jihadists and that 50 of the estimated 200 foreign fighters in Somalia are British citizens. "[I]t is only a question of time before their commitment to the cause, and their newly-acquired expertise, are likely to be seen on British streets," the report states.
The Kenyan military claimed that eight Shabaab commanders and more than 100 fighters were killed during last week's airstrikes on Shabaab camps in Badhade and Hayo. Shabaab is accused of assassinating a senior Shabelle program director.