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Mogadishu's mayor has criticized the clan-based '4.5 system' that favors the four major tribes of Somalia, and he said that some elements within the security forces are "worse than Shabaab." The Somali military will soon undertake more operations in and around the town of Beledweyne. Djibouti will contribute an additional battalion of troops to AMISOM. Shabaab has fled areas around Bardale as Somali and Ethiopian troops advance.
Shabaab claimed responsibility for a remotely-detonated bomb attack in Mogadishu that killed at least 11 people, including six soldiers. In Gedo, one soldier and at least seven Shabaab militants were killed in Garbaharey after an attack on a military base. There were no incidences of Somali piracy in 2013.
A government official claimed seven Shabaab fighters and one Somali soldier were killed during clashes in the Garbaharey district in Gedo. Soldiers from Burundi reportedly detained dozens of Somalis during house to house searches in Mogadishu.
At least two people were killed in Bay during clashes between Shabaab and government forces. Shabaab's new radio station in Dinsor is unpopular with locals. In Lower Shabelle, Shabaab has mediated a disagreement between two clans.
Shabaab has denied involvement in a recent attack that killed three Syrian doctors and three of their Somali counterparts. Somali forces will no longer decline to search foreigners, specifically Westerners and Caucasians, during security checks.
Fighting between two clan-based militias within the Somali Armed Forces has entered its fifth day, leaving at least 35 people dead, including 20 soldiers. At least two people have been killed in clashes between Shabaab and Somali forces in Wanlaweyn. Somalia's defense minister promised that Shabaab will be eradicated in 2014.
Somali forces arrested 600 suspects in door-to-door sweeps in Baidoa following a Shabaab attack. At least seven people were killed in a Shabaab attack on a military base in Mogadishu. Shabaab briefly returned to Twitter nearly three months after the Westgate Mall assault.
Shabaab attacked Kenyan Defense Forces based at the Mogadishu airport. In Bay, Somali and Ethiopian troops have cleared Shabaab roadblocks. Twelve people were killed in Lower Shabelle as Somali troops turned on each other during an inter-clan argument over agricultural lands.
Shabaab has attacked Ethiopian and Somali troops near Beledweyne. A Djiboutian AMISOM soldier was killed while attempting to defuse undetonated RPGs. In Gedo, Somali national army and Ahlu Sunna fighters launched a joint offensive against Shabaab bases south of Garbaharey. A recent report details how aid agencies paid Shabaab during the 2011 famine. Shabaab attacked several Kenyan Defense Forces bases in the city of Afmadow.
Ethiopian heavy armor and infantry have moved into the town of El Barde in Bakool. In Baidoa, security forces have boosted their operations over the past week, and have arrested over 250 suspects with ties to Shabaab. In Mogadishu, at least two people were injured when mortar shells were fired towards the Presidential Palace.