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Twenty-one people were killed in fighting between Shabaab fighters and the pro-government Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a in El Waq. Puntland security forces detained 10 people suspected of being involved in attacks in Bosaso.
Eighteen people were killed in fighting between Shabaab forces and government and African union troops in Mogadishu. Seven people were killed after "gunmen" attacked mosques in Galkayo over the weekend.
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.