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Human Rights Watch accused Ethiopian forces and pro-government militias Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a and Shabelle Valley of executing seven people in Beledweyne and Baidoa. African Union forces captured the Daynille district in Mogadishu.
Six people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and Kenyan forces in Hosingo. Shabaab assassinated a senior commander in the Criminal Investigation Department in Mogadishu. Shabaab fighters and commanders in Galgala are said to be defecting.
The Central Investigations Department said it arrested a British passport holder at Mogadishu airport. The Brit was attempting to join Shabaab in Kismayo. The European Union extended its counter-piracy mission up until December 2014.
Shabaab forces abandoned El Bur, a town northeast of Mogadishu, as Ethiopian troops and fighters from a rival militia advanced. El Bur served as a major base for Shabaab.
Shabaab claimed it killed a Somali intelligence official in Mogadishu and warned civilians to stay away from government buildings and AMISOM bases. Ethiopian forces and Shabaab fighters clashed in Baidoa.
Shabaab and Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a battled in Dhuso Mareb; Shabaab claimed it killed 15 ASWJ fighters; AWSJ claimed it killed more than 100 Shabaab fighters. Somali forces took control of the town of Dif on the Kenyan border.
Shabaab killed six people in a mortar attack on the presidential palace in Mogadishu. Shabaab also claimed it killed several Kenyan troops in an ambush in the south. Shabaab is rumored to have arrested Omar Hammami.
Shabaab denied that it had plans to kill Omar Hammami and said it was surprised that the American terrorist released a video in which he said he felt his life was in danger. Kenyan warplanes struck targets in Jilib.
Omar Hammami said he fears Shabaab may kill him. Somali forces advanced to the town of Galgalato, which is 20 miles northeast of the capital. Somali and Shabaab forces clashed on the outskirts of Mogadishu. Shabaab held a rally in Afgoye.