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Puntland forces killed 21 Shabaab fighters in Galgala after Shabaab forces ambushed a military convoy. Five soldiers were killed in the ambush. Three people were killed as Shabaab forces and elements of the Ras Kamboni Brigade clashed near Dhobley.
A local clan militia in Beledweyn claimed to have killed seven Shabaab fighters. Two government soldiers were killed during infighting in Mogadishu. Shabaab took control of the village of Buursaar, and arrested an accountant in Kismayo for aiding the government.
Shabaab mourned the death of "Sheikh Osama" bin Laden and vowed to wage jihad so far as to "rule the whole world." Shabaab flogged a woman for listening to the BBC. The Somali government accused Eritrea of backing Shabaab.
Eight people were killed after Shabaab forces ambushed a military convoy in Gedo. Shabaab leaders are at odds over whether to destroy two bridges to halt the advance of government forces in Bay and Bakool.
Thousands of Somalis in Mogadishu cheered the death of Osama bin Laden. Shabaab imposed a curfew in Bu'ale. Both the Somali government and Shabaab claimed victory during recent fighting in the Gedo region.
Twenty-one people were killed during clashes in Barwaaqo between Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a and Al-Shabaab. Government forces claimed to have taken control of the village while Shabaab announced it carried out a "tactical withdrawal."