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Five people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and government forces in Mogadishu. US warplanes reportedly struck Shabaab camps in the El Bur area. Shabaab fighters chopped off a boy's hand and foot for stealing and tore down advertisements in Mogadishu.
Shabaab forces launched a three-pronged offensive in the town of Dhobley in southern Somalia. Thirteen people, mostly fighters from a pro-government militia, were killed. Kenya has deployed forces to the border.
An unconfirmed Iranian press report claims "dozens" of people were killed in three US Predator strikes in Kismayo on Sept. 25. Shabaab claimed it will display the remains of a US drone it said it shot down in Kismayo.
One person was killed in a bombing yesterday at the UN headquarters. Ten people were detained in connection to a bombing in Galkayo. A US "drone" is reported to have crashed in Kismayo, while fighter aircraft were spotted in the Jubba region.
Human Rights Watch has written a letter to President Obama seeking clarification of reports that the CIA is involved in "detention, interrogation, and transfer operations in Somalia that may violate domestic and international law." The Minister of Defense vowed to drive Shabaab from Mogadishu.