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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.