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Shabaab claimed its forces killed more than 100 African Union soldiers from Burundi during a clash in the Daynile district in Mogadishu; the corpses were displayed for the media. The African Union denied the claims as Shabaab propaganda.
Both the government and Shabaab claimed victory during the fighting in the Daynile district in Mogadishu. Ten African Union soldiers were killed and two more are missing after fighting in the district. Shabaab leaders in Baidoa called for Somalis to wage jihad against the Kenyan military.
Kenya sent a large number of troops into southern Somalia to battle Shabaab; a Kenyan helicopter crashed during the operation. The Somali government denied Kenya entered the south. Shabaab said it would carry out suicide attacks inside Kenya.
Shabaab forces withdrew from the southern city of Afamadow after fighting government forces and a militia in a nearby village. Shabaab closed schools in Marka after administrators refused to provide recruits.