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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.
Ten people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and government forces in a village near Dhobley. Somali officials said they were committed to retaking the southern port city of Kismayo from Shabaab.
One person was killed during fighting between Shabaab and government forces in the capital. Shabaab is reportedly sending additional troops to Mogadishu after the government claimed it ejected the remnants of the terror group.
African Union and Somali forces claimed to have driven Shabaab from its last strongholds in the capital of Mogadishu. "As I am talking to you, we control the whole of Mogadishu main city," General Mugisha said.
AMISOM claimed that its forces along with Somali troops have taken control of key areas in northern Mogadishu, including the Pasta Factory. Twelve civilians were killed during fighting in the capital.