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Eleven people were killed in fighting between Shabaab and Somali forces in Mogadishu. The prime minister said the military should prepare for an offensive to wipe out Shabaab. More than 15 Somaliland troops defected to Puntland after a "clan massacre" that killed 87 people.
Eighty-seven people were killed during fighting between Somaliland forces and local clans in Kalshale village in Puntland. Three people were killed in Mogadishu during fighting between Shabaab fighters and Somali and African Union forces.
Ten people were killed during clashes between government forces and clans in Buhodle in Somaliland. Shabaab chopped off the hand of a teenage boy for stealing. A Shabaab leader said government workers and African Union troops should be killed.
The US Embassy in Nairobi condemned the Somali parliament's extension of the Transitional Federal Government. Two people were killed during fighting in Mogadishu. A Somali official accused the World Food Program of selling aid to the hungry.
Five people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and Alhu Sunnah Wal Jama'a in Guriel. Shabaab executed a teen-aged boy in Mudug. The government denied Shabaab claims that soldiers are removing women's niqabs.
Pirates based in Garad in Puntland have "relocated to Hobyo and El Dhanane." Three people were killed during infighting between Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a forces in Guriel. US diplomats warned Eritrea not to back Shabaab, according to a 2009 memo.
Ten people were killed in fighting between government forces and Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu. A young man was killed in an explosion outside a stadium in the capital. The African Union is seeking to change its peacekeeping mandate to one that will allow it to go on the offensive.
Sheikh Mukhtar Abdurrahman Abu Zubeyr, Shabaab's spiritual leader, called for fighters in the south to obey Shariah law and not oppress those living under their control. The African Union arrested soldiers who opened fire on civilians in Mogadishu.
Shabaab claimed victory over government and African Union forces in Mogadishu. A militia in Beledweyne claimed it killed five Shabaab fighters in an ambush. The UN said the Transitional Federal Government's mandate ends in August.