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The governor of Gedo said Somali troops killed 10 Shabaab fighters. Djibouti said it will send 850 soldiers to support the African Union mission in Somalia. Kenya is requesting the US help blockade the southern city of Kismayo.
Eritrea denied reports that it is sending aircraft loaded with weapons to Shabaab forces fighting Kenyan troops in the south. Elders from the Eyr clan denied claims that it sent young men to fight for Shabaab.
Kenya warned Somalis in 10 southern towns to expect heavy fighting. Ethiopian troops crossed the border and entered the Galgudud area. An American and a Danish aid worker are thought to have been moved to Shabaab-controlled areas in Galgudud.
The Kenyan military called reports that its warplanes struck a refugee camp in Jilib "Shabaab propaganda." The UN said the African Union is now in control of Mogadishu. The Somali military claimed 25 Shabaab fighters have defected.
Shabaab claimed that an American known as Cabdi Salaam al Muhajir was one of two suicide bombers who attacked an African Union base in Mogadishu yesterday. Twelve Shabaab fighters were killed in Kenyan airstrikes in Jilib. Security forces detained 20 Shabaab fighters in Gedo.
African Union troops beat back a Shabaab suicide assault on a base in Mogadishu; two suicide bombers dressed as Somali troops were killed. Kenya's top military leader said his country would stay in southern Somalia until the threat from Shabaab is gone.