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Shabaab's leaders are said to have fled the Bakara market in Mogadishu as Somali and African Union forces advance into the Shabaab stronghold. Four people were killed in fighting in Beledweyn and five more were killed in Mogadishu.
Senior Shabaab leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys called for businessmen to take up arms in the Bakara market in Mogadishu. Aweys held a press conference in Bakara to make the announcement. The African Union displayed four captured Shabaab fighters.
Shabaab's spokesman warned Djbouti not to send troops to join African Union forces in Mogadishu. Security forces killed two Shabaab fighters in Hiran. Shabaab arrested "gang" members in Lower Shabelle and Bay.
Shabaab killed five pro-government troops and two Ugandan officers in separate attacks in Mogadishu. A Somali newspaper claimed that the demonstrators celebrating Osama bin Laden's death were paid by an NGO allied with the government.
A Shabaab commander was killed and two Pakistani fighters were wounded in Mogadishu. Two people were killed during fighting in Luq. Somali forces arrested five Shabaab fighters in Garbaharey. Djibouti said it would send two battalions of troops to Mogadishu.
Shabaab displayed the body of a captured African Union soldier. Ten people were killed during heavy fighting in Mogadishu; another five were killed in Beletweyne. Shabaab's spokesman threatened to attack Uganda.