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Shabaab fighters ambushed an African Union convoy carrying Somali president Ahmed, but no casualties were reported. The president's car sped away from the firefight, which took place on the road to Afgoye, a rebel stronghold relinquished by Shabaab last week.
Puntland's Maritime Police Force captured 11 pirates in the Hafun district. The commander of Somalia's military said that the armed forces are preparing to eject Shabaab out Lower and Middle Shabelle.
Shabaab forces deserted the city of Afgoye, which is just outside of Mogadishu, without a fight. Somali and African Union forces entered Afgoye yesterday afternoon. A Shabaab spokesman described the withdrawal as a tactical retreat.
Three civilians were killed in a blast at a mosque in Galkayo. Shabaab arrested khat traders in Afmadow. Somali and African Union forces are just two miles outside of the Shabaab stronghold of Afgoye.
Somali and African Union troops are advancing on Afgoye, and are currently fighting Shabaab forces in Elasha-Biyaha. Shabaab claimed it assassinated the African Union's "head of operations" for the Daynille district in Mogadishu.
Shabaab claimed it killed 27 Somali and African Union troops while repelling an assault in the Daynille district in Mogadishu. Somali and African Union troops captured the town of Sabyo north of Afgoye.
Omar Hammami released the first part of his autobiography, which detailed his path to jihad and fighting in Somalia. An Ethiopian general said his country's forces would take control of Kismayo. A military tribunal in Hargeisa sentenced 17 people to death for killing three policemen.
EU Naval Force helicopters attacked a pirate base on land. Shabaab fighters reportedly abandoned bases in the Galgadud region. Ethiopian troops killed two civilians after getting hit in an IED attack.