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Shabaab insurgents raided military facilities in Middle Shabelle on Tuesday night, stealing RPGs and anti-tank weapons. Ten government soldiers were killed in the attack. In Bay, government forces have arrested suspected Shabaab fighters in a security crackdown following the death of two Somali soldiers.
Djiboutian Forces have received 26 Land Cruisers from the US to help fight Shabaab in Beledweyne. Six army and police officers were killed in a Shabaab attack in Middle Shabelle. The federal government has confirmed the US military presence in Mogadishu.
Shabaab has warned residents of Mogadishu not to work for international aid organizations. The group also threated to attack US forces in Mogadishu, following reports that the US has a base at Mogadishu airport. A delegation of Somali parliamentarians visited their counterparts in Iran to extend bilateral ties.
Seven Somali soldiers were killed by Shabaab in an ambush outside the town of Afgoye near Mogadishu. The Kenyan army claimed to have killed 30 Shabaab militants, including senior leadership, in a strike at a Shabaab camp in Birta Dhere in the Gedo region.
Shabaab has forbidden the use of Internet through mobile handsets and fiber optic cables in Somalia. In a statement released on its Facebook page, it said that any firm or individual who does not comply will be seen to be working with the enemy.
According to Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, Somali troops will soon begin a large-scale assault on Shabaab bases in central and southern Somalia. Military supplies for Djiboutian AMISOM soldiers have arrived in Beledweyne.
Six people were killed during a Shabaab suicide assault on the Jazeera hotel in Mogadishu. Shabaab detonated two car bombs outside the hotel, then two suicide bombers were gunned down before entering the hotel complex.
Lower Shabelle has experienced a wave of violence as Shabaab targets AMISOM and Somali troops with IEDs. The mayor of Galkayo in the Mudug region has accused Shabaab of carrying out an attack that wounded his deputy.
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.