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The overall commander of African Union forces in Somalia said more troops are needed to secure Mogadishu after Shabaab forces pulled out last weekend. Somali troops and Shabaab forces exchanged mortar fire in Afmadow.
Fighting broke out in Mogadishu as Shabaab rearguard forces attacked African Union and Somali troops advanced into areas abandoned by Shabaab two days ago. Prime Minister Ali said Somali troops would continue to fight Shabaab outside of Mogadishu.
Shabaab forces have withdrawn from Mogadishu, spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage told the Shabaab-run Andalus radio statio. "We have abandoned Mogadishu but we remain in other towns," Rage said. "We aren't leaving you, but we have changed our tactics."