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Ethiopia said it will extend its troop deployment in Somalia until the country ratifies its constitution and is capable of defending itself. Somalia will reportedly disband the transitional government in 60 days.
Shabaab claimed that a French officer leading Burundian troops was among those killed when a convoy in Elasha Biyaha was ambushed. Security forces arrested 20 Shabaab "sympathizers" in Afgoye and killed a fighter in Beledweyne.
Shabaab leader Sheikh Abu Zubayr released a statement in which he vowed to impose sharia law in Somalia. Shabaab commanders in Galgadud are forcing businessmen to fund operations. A Shabaab commander in Jowhar vowed to fight Somali and AMISOM forces.
A Shabaab suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives on a base in Afgoye; casualties have not been disclosed. Shabaab claimed the attack and said "more than 200 TFG intelligence personnel & troops" had gathered on the base.
Shabaab launched attacks on Ethiopian and Somali bases in Yurkut. Shabaab claims it ambushed Sierra Leonean troops that were traveling between Baidoa and Luuq; the troops are replacing Ethiopian forces in the area.
Ethiopian soldiers and Somali militias abandoned the towns of Mahas and Wabho in the Gedo region; Shabaab has retaken control of the towns and arrested seven people. The government claimed it defeated a Shabaab attack in Qoqani; Shabaab claimed it killed six Kenyan and five Somali soldiers.
Shabaab forces attacked pro-government militias in Qoqani. Shabaab arrested four people linked to the government and Ethiopian forces in El Bur. A pro-government militia in Dhusamareb beat and arrested two journalists.