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Five people were killed during a mortar exchange between African Union and Shabaab forces in Mogadishu. Zachary Adam Chesser pled guilty in a US court to providing material support for Shabaab and encouraging others to attack the producers of South Park. The US backs an increase of African Union forces in Somalia.
The UN will establish a political office in Somalia. Shabaab and Hizbul Islam fighters tortured and then murdered the former police chief in Afgoi. Shabaab banned the use of mobile phone money transfer services. A British aid worker kidnapped in the Galgudud was released.
Twelve people were killed during clashes in Beledweyne between pro-government forces and Shabaab fighters. "Gunmen" ambushed and killed 20 Shabaab fighters in Hiran province. Puntland security forces captured four Shabaab fighters in the Galgala mountains.
Shabaab and government forces continued to fight in the town of El-gal in Beledweyne. The Somali government called on Somalis to turn in Shabaab and foreign fighters. Farah Maalim, the Deputy House Speaker for Kenya and an ally of the Islamic Courts, accused the US of genocide in Somalia.
Five people were killed in fighting between Shabaab and Hizbul Islam forces in the Bakara market in Mogadishu. More than 20 people were killed during the fighting between Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama™a in Dhusamareb. Somali troops claimed to have taken control of Balad-hawo.
Shabaab took control of the town of Dhusamareb from Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama™a after the Sufi group battled a rival clan for control of Adado. Shabaab forces attacked the town of Elgal in Hiran province, sparking heavy fighting.
One person was killed during clashes between Shabaab and Somali forces in Mogadishu. Two aid workers from Save the Children were kidnapped by "Armed gunmen" in Adodo. An Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama™a leader took control of the Adodo district.
President Sharif appointed a new prime minister. Shabaab arrested the director of Radio Mandeeq. Hawiye clan elders urged businessmen to leave the Bakara market, the scene of constant fighting between Shabaab and government forces.
More than 20 people were killed during clashes between Shabaab and Somali troops in Mogadishu. Shabaab warned Somalis not to use African Union-run hospitals. The chairman of a human rights group escaped Shabaab's custody.
Twelve people were killed in heavy fighting between Shabaab fighters and Somali and African Union forces in Mogadishu. Pirates released Puntland's Minister of Ports & Marine Transport after holding him captive for several hours; two of his bodyguards were killed during the kidnapping.
Three people were killed during mortar exchanges between Shabaab and African Union forces in Mogadishu. Unconfirmed reports claim that a helicopter fired on pirate skiffs off the coast of Warsheekh. Somali pirates kidnapped 20 Filipino sailors and hijacked their ship.
Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansour, Shabaab's deputy leader, denied there was a dispute between him and Shabaab's top leader, Sheikh Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr. Robow also declared that Osama bin Laden was "our leader."