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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.
Twenty-five people, mostly civilians, were reported killed in clashes and mortar exchanges between Shabaab and African Union and Somali troops in Mogadishu over the weekend. The president of Uganda made a surprise visit to Mogadishu.
A Somali-American from Minneapolis who was helping the new prime minister was gunned down in Mogadishu. An African Union commander said 12,000 more troops are needed in Somalia.
The commander of African Union forces in Somalia apologized for the deaths of two civilians during mortar strikes that targeted Shabaab in Mogadishu. A British warship destroyed a pirate skiff off the coast of Somalia.