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Ten people were killed during fighting between government and Shabaab forces in Mogadishu. Shabaab chopped off the limbs of three men in Johwar and killed Somali businessmen and elders in Bardhere for maintaining links with Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a.
Shabaab beheaded four men accused of spying in the southern port city of Kismayo. Shabaab has arrested dozens of others and accused them of spying and other "crimes against Islam."
Shabaab forces killed two Somali troops in an ambush in Dharkenlay. Twenty Shabaab fighters in Beledweyne surrendered to the government. The prime minister said Somali and African Union forces would eject Shabaab from Mogadishu within a year.
More than 35 Shabaab fighters, including a commander, Hassan Abdurrahman Gumarey, were killed in recent fighting in Dhobley. Twenty people were wounded in a bombing at a market in Hargeysa in Somaliland.
Five people were killed after Shabaab fighters attacked Somali and African Union bases in Mogadishu. Two people were killed during infighting within Somali security forces south of Mogadishu.
Commander Hassan Dahir Aweys admitted Shabaab has suffered major losses during the Somali and African Union offensive. Somali troops claimed to have taken control of Dhobley. A new, semi-autonomous state of Azania was created in the south.
Somali military officials claimed that 15 Shabaab fighters were killed in fighting in two districts south of Mogadishu. Military forces shelled a Shabaab-controlled town of Dhobley on the Kenyan border.
The Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya claimed that 10 Kenyans have died while fighting for Shabaab in Somalia. Shabaab's spokesman said his forces would attack Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a in Galgudud. Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a arrested 10 people in Luq.
Fifteen people were killed in fighting between Shabaab forces and Somali and African Union troops in Mogadishu. The African Union denied its troops took casualties during Shabaab mortar attacks in Mogadishu.
Three Shabaab fighters were killed in a grenade attack at their checkpoint in Mogadishu. Germany provided $4.9 million to support African Union forces. Kenya denied its troops entered Somalia to fight Shabaab.