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A nutritional center run by the Somali Red Crescent Society in the southern town of Bardera was hit by an airstrike. Shabaab fighters showed ID cards of eight slain Burundian peacekeepers to local media outlets. Turkey has expanded its aid to refugees in Mogadishu, and Bahrain broke ground for a hospital building there.
Fighter jets reportedly hit an Islamist militant stronghold in the heart of Bardhere town located in the Gedo region. Shabaab fighters fired anti-aircraft artillery at the fighter jets in response to the bombardment. Somali officials executed two convicted Shabaab fighters in Puntland.
Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abdi Aziz Abu Musab claimed yesterday's suicide attack that killed four Somalis in Mogadishu. Shabaab leaders reportedly met in Baidoa to discuss changing their name.
The Kenyan military said dozens of Shabaab fighters and 11 Somali troops were killed during recent fighting in the south. A suicide bomber killed two policemen and two civilians soldiers at a checkpoint in Mogadishu. A Somali military court sentenced eight Shabaab fighters to death.
Prime Minister Ali said the Somali government is ready to negotiate with Shabaab. Four people were killed as Kenyan troops clashed with Shabaab fighters in Qoogani. A security guard was killed after "gunmen" attack a Turkish hospital in Mogadishu.
At least two Somali soldiers were killed and four others wounded in Mogadishu after a land mine exploded at the Benadir Junction. Somali forces detained two suspected suicide bombers and their explosives-rigged vehicles in between Tabta and Dhobley district. A huge inferno engulfed the biggest market in Bosaso; the source of the blaze is under investigation.
Somalia's prime minister has asked Qatar to help reconciliation efforts between the various Somali factions and to assist with reconstruction. A Burundian defense official says the African Union Mission in Somalia must double the size of its peacekeeping force in order to hold territory secured in Mogadishu and move into Shabaab areas outside the capital. Shabaab has again been accused of targeting civilians.
Ongoing clashes between Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a, a Sufi militia, left scores dead in the Galgadud region. Britain will seek to build consensus to tackle instability and piracy in Somalia, when it hosts a major international conference on Feb. 23. Aid groups warned of disaster in Somalia if the Shabaab ban against aid organizations stays in place.
A government vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Mogadishu, killing at least six people and wounding seven others. At least seven people were wounded in an explosion at the Banadir hospital in Mogadishu. Shabaab fighters have closed down several aid agencies working in famine-hit Somalia, including some from the UN.