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Dahir Gurey Sheikh Ali Guled, a senior Shabaab military commander, was killed in fighting in Mogadishu. The government claimed 20 Shabaab fighters were killed in Mogadishu; Shabaab denied the report. Shabaab took credit for yesterday's suicide assault on the Mogadishu airport.
A Shabaab suicide assault team penetrated security at the airport in Mogadishu; five Shabaab fighters, two African Union troops, and three civilians were killed in the attack. Fifteen people were killed in fighting in Mogadishu.
Fifteen people were killed in fighting between Shabaab and government and African Union forces in Mogadishu; Shabaab claimed it killed 10 soldiers and took control of a region in the north. Shabaab also closed down 10 healthcare centers in the Bakool and Juba regions.
Six people were killed during clashes between government and Islamist forces in northern Mogadishu. Shabaab vowed to soon eject African Union troops from the capital. The military's top general was fired after tons of weapons disappeared from military installations.
The government claimed it defeated Shabaab attacks on the interior and education ministries in Mogadishu. The UN's under secretary-general for political affairs urged the government to reach out to "dissident groups" to shore up its legitimacy.
African Union forces established nine new bases in Mogadishu. Shabaab chopped off the hands of two men accused of stealing in Beledweyn. Hizbul Islam released prisoners from Afgoi as part of a Ramadan pardon.
Twenty-three people were killed in attacks in Mogadishu; nine of those were killed in an IED attack on a minivan near a base manned by Burundian troops. Uganda's Chief of Defence Forces said it would deploy 10,000 troops to Somalia if the United States provides financial assistance.
Four African Union soldiers and six civilians were killed in Shabaab mortar attacks in Mogadishu. Food supplies to the capital have been curtailed due to the fighting. President Ahmed called for international support to battle "the evil al Qaeda-al Shabab alliance."
Fifteen people were killed in the latest round of fighting between Shabaab and government and African Union forces in Mogadishu. Shabaab is believed to have the upper hand in the fighting in Mogadishu.