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Somali and African Union forces attacked Shabaab and Hizbul Islam strongholds in the capital of Mogadishu; 16 people were killed and 30 more were wounded in the fighting. Puntland forces freed a cargo ship and its crew hijacked by pirates.
Twenty-five people were killed during clashes in and around Dhusamareb between Shabaab and the pro-government Ahlu Sunna Waljama™a. The crew of a Libyan cargo ship overpowered pirates to retake control.
Hizbul Islam denied it withdrew its forces from Beledweyne, a strategic town in central Somalia. Shabelle Radio secretly moved its headquarters from the Shabaab-controlled Bakara market in Mogadishu to an area near the airport under government control.
Shabaab attacked government and Ethiopian troops in Elberde. Hizbul Islam fighters withdrew from Beledweyne. Hizbul Islam ordered Universal TV to shut down after the station broadcast an image of the Prophet Mohammed.
Shabaab took control of several villages in the Galgudud region in central Somalia. Shabaab rejected Hizbul Islam's call to unite. The state minister for defense and two other ministers dodged an IED attack in Mogadishu that killed three civilians.
Hizbul Islam leader Hassan Dahir Aweys called for Islamist terror groups to unite. Three people were killed in mortar attacks in Mogadishu. The prime minister has refused to vacate his post, sparking a political crisis.
Heavy fighting took place in northern Mogadishu after government and African Union forces attacked Shabaab positions. The African Union vowed to stop Shabaab from taking the presidential palace. A woman was killed in a bombing in Mogadishu.
Police vowed to attack Shabaab in the capital. Hizbul Islam detained three journalists in Afgoi. Fighters from the pro-government Ahlu Sunna Waljama™a arrived in Mogadishu to fight Shabaab and Hizbul Islam.