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Hizbul Islam leader Hassan Dahir Aweys vowed to defend Afgoi, its last remaining bastion, from Shabaab. A member of parliament seized control of the port in Mogadishu. The government suspended UNICEF and Red Cross operations.
Shabaab seized large areas of the Lower Shabelle region from Hizbul Islam. Hizbul Islam arrested several of its leaders in Afgoi suspected of being associated with Shabaab. Hizbul Islam is now confined to a small region south of Mogadishu.
Shabaab fighters in Burhakaba threatened to behead 20 Islamist commanders and fighters from the rival Hizbul Islam. Shabaab claimed Kenyan police are holding a leader from Kismayo, who have demanded $1,000 to free him.
Fifteen people were killed during fighting in Mogadishu. The Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a militia claimed it captured then pardoned five Shabaab fighters; Shabaab disputed the report. Pirates hijacked a ship and captured 24 crew members.
Puntland security forces killed two Shabaab "assassins" who shot and wounded a government official in Bosaso. Shabaab trained 300 fighters in Baidoa, the former seat of government of the Transitional Federal Government.
A Yemeni al Qaeda commander was among 13 foreign fighters reported to have been killed during clashes over the weekend. The new prime minister claimed 50 Shabaab fighters were killed. The Netherlands will prosecute five Somali pirates.
Twenty people were killed during fighting between Shabaab fighters and Somali and African Union troops in Mogadishu. Six Islamist commanders were among 15 people killed during clashes between Shabaab and Hizbul Islam forces in Burhakaba. Shabaab accused Somaliland of opening Christian schools.
Shabaab's governor in Kismayo ordered the city's men to wage jihad against Somali and African Union forces in Mogadishu. The UN Security Council approves the expansion of the number of African Union troops in Somalia from 8,000 to 12,000.
Fifteen more people were killed during clashes between Shabaab fighters and Somali and African Union forces in Mogadishu. Puntland blamed Shabaab for the assassination of a court official in Bosaso. A US court sentenced a Somali pirate to 30 years in prison.