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Two Shabaab fighters and six Hizbul Islam fighters were killed during infighting in Mogadishu. Fifteen people were killed in fighting between government forces and Shabaab in the capital. African nations pledged to send an additional 2,000 troops to Somalia.
The government claimed its forces took control of the Shibis district north of Mogadishu after five days of fighting. Shabaab named Sheikh Abdiziz Abu Ayub as its spokesman for military operations in Mogadishu.
Six people were killed in Mogadishu during clashes between government troops and Shabaab fighters. Shabaab claimed to have torched an African Union tank; the AU denied the report. The driver and a bodyguard for the provincial governor of Bari were killed in an IED attack.
Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a said the alliance with the transitional government has collapsed. Shabaab executed a man accused of blasphemy in Hudur. Hizbul Islam banned Somalia's Independence Day celebrations; Shabelle has boycotted the ban.
Ten people were killed and 15 more were wounded in heavy fighting between Shabaab and government forces in the capital of Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed it defeated government forces in northern Mogadishu.
Government troops clashed over the collection of 'taxes' at a checkpoint between Mogadishu and Afgoi. A civilian was killed in mortar fire exchanges in Mogadishu. Pirates hijacked a chemical tanker and took 19 Chinese sailors captive.
Hizbul Islam claimed it defeated the forces of the pro-government forces of the Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama™a in Mogadishu. The government and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama™a are prepared to retake control of the south from Shabaab and Hizbul Islam.
Eight people were killed in Mogadishu during clashes between Hizbul Islam and government forces. Three people were killed in an IED attack in Bosaso in Puntland. Shabaab leader Sheikh Muktar Abdirahman Abu Zubeyr released an audiotape.
Ten people were killed and 20 more were wounded during clashes in Mogadishu between rivals Hizbul Islam and Shabaab. Hizbul Islam ordered men to grow beards and women to wear the veil. "Anyone who is caught defying the order will be punished," the group said in a statement played on several radio stations.
A minister claimed that Hizbul Islam is in negotiations with the government. Hizbul Islam leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys said his forces conceded Beledweyne to avoid a confrontation with Shabaab. Soldiers stormed the presidential palace to protest not being paid.