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At least 11 people were killed by artillery fire in Mogadishu. A gunman killed a member of the local parliament in Puntland. Puntland security forces foiled a bombing in Bosaso port. A ship unloaded tanks for the Somali government in the port of Mogadishu. "Government troops are ready to launch a major operation against insurgents in the capital by the end of this month," the prime minister said.
Six civilians were killed by artillery and a hand grenade in Mogadishu. Gunmen opened fire on a civilian bus, killing a civilian in Mogadishu. A roadside bomb targeted an administration official in Galkayo. Shabaab has vowed to replace the Somali flag by a black flag with an Islamic emblem.
Ahlu Sunnah Wal-Jama fighters have reportedly recaptured Dhusamareb after battling with Shabaab; the death toll reached 47 during two days of fighting. Shabaab beheaded two men when they seized the town yesterday. The Shabaab operative who tried to kill a Danish cartoonist had previously been detained in Kenya for allegedly helping to plot an attack against US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Shabaab has reportedly seized control of Dhusamareb, the strategic capital of Galgadud region north of Mogadishu. Hundreds of Shabaab fighters completed military training with a public ceremony in Mogadishu. Top Shabaab officials were present, including Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali Abu Mansur. Shabaab hailed the attack by a Somali on a Danish cartoonist. A British-flagged cargo ship with 25 crew has been hijacked .
A man tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month carrying powdered chemicals, liquid, and a syringe that could have caused an explosion in a case bearing similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, officials said. China floated the idea of establishing a permanent base in the Gulf of Aden to support its operations against Somali pirates.
Ten combatants were reportedly killed in heavy fighting between Hizbul Islam and pro-government militia Ahlu-Sunnah Wal-Jama™a near Beledweyne. Ahlu Sunna Wal-Jama™a fighters captured four suspected bombers in Dolow. Hizbul Islam conducted security operations in the areas between lower Shabelle and Bay regions southwest of Mogadishu. A helicopter dropped a $4 million ransom payment onto the deck of a Chinese coal ship hijacked by pirates in mid-October.
Calm returned to Galkayo after intra-clan violence killed 11 people. Shabaab and Hizbul Islam clashed 20km across the Kenyan border. Shabaab peacefully seized five islands near the Kenyan coast. In the last three days, 18 people were killed after insurgents and government forces exchanged mortar fire in Mogadishu.
Clashes between Islamists and government and African Union forces killed 15 people in Mogadishu. Clashes between Puntland security forces and tribal militias resulted in 11 people killed. Hizbul Islam denounced the UNSC sanctions against Eritrea.
At least four people were killed in heavy clashes between government forces and rebel fighters in Mogadishu. Gunmen killed the head of security of the World Food Program(WFP) in Beledweyne. State Minister for Defense Sheikh Yusuf Mohammad Siad "Indha'adde" denounced Shabelle Radio and Television and said that it works with Shabaab.
At least 22 people were killed in an exchange of mortars between insurgents and government forces in Mogadishu. Heavy mortars also were fired while the parliament was in session. At least five people were killed by a roadside bomb that targeted government soldiers in Mogadishu. The Shabaab group in the capital led by Amir Abu Zubeyr reportedly has the backing of about 1,200 foreign jihadists.