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Three Shabaab fighters were killed in a grenade attack at their checkpoint in Mogadishu. Germany provided $4.9 million to support African Union forces. Kenya denied its troops entered Somalia to fight Shabaab.
Somali and African Union forces are accused of indiscriminately shelling the Bakara market in Mogadishu, killing 10 people and wounding 31. Shabaab spokesman Ali Dhere vowed to continue fighting the government and African Union forces.
Four people were killed during fighting in central and southern Somalia. Seven Shabaab fighters surrendered to government forces. The UN said the recruitment of child soldiers by all sides of the conflict is on the rise.
One Somali was killed in an IED attack outside of a police station in Bala Hawo. Ethiopian troops have pulled out of Bala Hawo and Luq. Somalia defense minister said Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Djibouti are willing to provide troops to the African Union mission.
Shabaab repelled an assault by Somali and Kenyan forces on the town of Dhobley; 20 people were killed in the fighting. African Union forces killed a senior Shabaab commander. In Gedo, 25 Shabaab fighters surrendered to the pro-government Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a.
Shabaab commander Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys proudly admitted to recruiting children to serve with the terror group. "We recruit underage children to fight for us, the children are ready to die for their country and religion," he said. Shabaab sentenced a couple to 100 lashes for committing adultery.
Eighteen people were killed during fighting between Shabaab fighters and Somali and African Union forces in Mogadishu. Infighting between Somali troops in Mogadishu resulted in the death of one soldier. Puntland suspended Saracen International's anti-piracy training program.
Ten people were killed after Shabaab launched an attack on the town of Bula Hawo on the Kenyan border. Shabaab took control of the village of Dif and arrested 10 merchants in Sadow and accused them of selling drugs. The African Union jailed three Ugandan soldiers for killing civilians.
Twenty more people were killed during shelling by both Shabaab and African Union forces in Mogadishu. The US said it was "disappointed" with the Transitional Federal Government for extending its mandate.
Twenty people were killed in Mogadishu during mortar exchanges between Shabaab and African Union and government forces. Shabaab claimed the government's offensive in central Somalia has failed, and said 20 Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a fighters were killed.
Ten people were killed during fighting in Mogadishu. Two people were killed after police forces battled amongst themselves in Mogadishu. Five Shabaab fighters died in a premature detonation in Lanto Buro. Shabaab's leadership in Kismayo called on young men to fight the government in Mogadishu.
Somalia's prime minister warned that Shabaab may attempt to use oil tankers in a Sept. 11-styled attack. The United Nations Security Council urged the international community to increase funding for African Union forces in Somalia.