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Shabaab said Bilal al Berjawi, a British national who has waged jihad in Somali for years, was killed in an airstrike. Shabaab claimed it defeated African Union and Somali forces that advanced outside of Mogadishu.
African Union forces have advanced outside of Mogadishu for the first time to battle Shabaab forces. Six people were killed in a suicide attack at a refugee camp in Mogadishu. A Somali militia claimed it killed a Shabaab leader in Dusamereb.
Shabaab released the pictures and identities of Kenyan hostages who were captured during a raid in Kenya's Wajir district earlier this week. Medecins Sans Frontieres closed several medical centers in Mogadishu after its employees were killed in December.
Heavy fighting in Buuhoodle between Somaliland forces and SSC militiamen resulted in widespread destruction and forced civilians to flee for the Ethiopian border. The Shabaab stronghold at Jilib, north of Kismayo, was bombed by Kenyan aircraft, reportedly killing militants and civilians. The British Royal Navy captured 13 Somali pirates yesterday.
Shabaab paraded the four abducted Kenyans that have been missing since Wednesday, in the town of Bardhere, Gedo region. Shabaab said it will "punish" the four captives within 24 hours. Somali and Ethiopian troops are preparing to attack Shabaab positions in the region of Hiran located in south central Somalia.
Shabaab denied Kenyan military claims that 60 of their fighters were killed during recent fighting in Garbaharey. A Shabaab leader asked the leader of the Tabliqis to join their movement after African Union forces shelled a Tabliqi moaque in Mogadishu.
Ten civilians were killed during clashes between Shabaab and government forces in Mogadishu. Kenya officially joined the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Shabaab threatened to attack Djibouti for sending troops to Somalia and accused AMISOM of shelling a mosque in Mogadishu.
The Kenyan military claimed it killed 60 Shabaab fighters and destroyed nine technicals during airstrikes in Garbahare. Ethiopia said its forces in central Somalia will be replaced by African Union peacekeepers.