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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.
The Kenya Defense Force said that it will not negotiate with Shabaab to release two government employees who were kidnapped in Somalia. Prime Minister Mohammed denied that the government cannot account for more than $130 million in foreign aid.
Kenyan helicopters fired on Kismayo while Shabaab cordoned the city. Four people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and Somali forces in Garbaharay. The head of AMISOM said that Balad is the next town to be wrested from Shabaab's control.
The US State Department offered rewards ranging from $3 million to $7 million for seven senior Shabaab leaders. Shabaab emir Sheikh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr's reward of $7 million puts him at number six on the Rewards for Justice list of wanted terrorists.