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Uganda freed Somalia's State Minister for Defence Indha™adde a day after he was bundled into an unmarked car and questioned by security officials in Kampala. Shabaab threatened the medical staff of Medina hospital in Mogadishu, warning them against helping "apostate soldiers." Two Shabaab fighters were killed in northern Mogadishu. The head of political affairs for Shabab in Kismayo, Sheikh Hussein Ali Fidow, said that the group has signed an agreement with Hizbul Islam.
The leader of Hizbul Islam, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, called on Shabaab insurgents to agree to a ceasefire and end days of clashes around the southern port of Kismayo. "I am asking our brothers to stop the fighting, which is only useful to the enemy," Aweys said. The death toll from yesterday™s battle in Jana Abdala village west of Kismayo rose to 17. Hizbul gunmen captured a Ugandan and a Kenyan national during fighting with Shabaab.
At least eight people were killed yesterday after Shabaab attacked Hizbul Islam in Jana Abdala, a Hizbul-controlled village west of Kismayo. Somali insurgents attacked AU peacekeepers in the Jalle Siad base and on Makka al Mukarama road in Mogadishu. Foreign warplanes have been seen flying low over the southern Mogadishu districts of Heliwa and Dayniile, where Shabaab has military bases and training camps.
Top Shabaab leaders Sheikh Ahmed Abdi Godane and Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur met with Hizbul Islam leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys in Afgoye town to discuss the recent fighting in Kismayo. Shabaab gunmen on a reconnaissance mission clashed with Hizbul™s fighters in the outskirts of Kismayo. Shabaab commander Sheikh Ali Mohamoud Rage imposed new strict rules in Mogadishu. The European Union has suspended its financial support to African Union peacekeepers in Somalia.
Shabaab fighters pursued and attacked the remnants of Hizbul Islam forces that were routed and fled Kismayo. Preeminent Hizbul Islam leader and former government official Sheikh Aden Abdisalam Abdi was shot and killed in Beledweyne. The anti-Shabaab Islamist organization Ahlu Sunna Waljama conducted security operations in Galkayo. Gunmen released three foreigners who were seized for ransom from northern Kenya in a cross-border raid in July.
Senior Shabaab and Hizbul Islam leaders were killed during yesterday's heavy fighting in Kismayo, including the commander of Anole fighters, Ali Said, and Shabaab™s top commander for the Jubba regions, Aden Dhagoweyne. A Hizbul Islam convoy of battle wagons led by former governor Sheik Abdirahman Ibrahim Ma'ow regained control of Beledweyne and imposed a curfew. At least five civilians were killed after Mogadishu's central Bakara market was shelled.
Shabaab attacked Hizbul Islam in the seaport of Kismayo city at dawn. At least 25 people have been killed and thousands of civilians fled the area. Shabaab was assisted by foreign fighters, residents said. A convoy of armed trucks led by Sheikh Hassan "Turki," deputy commander of Hizbul Islam, left Mogadishu to reinforce Hizbul fighters.
Shabaab declared war on Hizbul Islam for control of the port of Kismayo town. "We will fight al Shabaab everywhere in Somalia if they so much as fire a pistol in Kismayu," Sheikh Ismail Adow, spokesman for Hizbul's executive council, said. Twelve civilians were killed after AMISOM troops and Somali insurgents exchanged mortar fire. The bodies of two beheaded men have been founded in Mogadishu. Government troops left the city of Beledweyne.
Government and Ethiopian troops routed Hizbul Islam fighters from the central town of Beledweyne. Insurgents attacked the base of Burundian troops in south Mogadishu. Five civilians were killed by mortars in Mogadishu's central Bakara market. A Shabaab firing squad executed two alleged "CIA spies" before hundreds of witnesses in northern Mogadishu™s Maslah market. The seaport in Kismayo was closed and the roads blocked as tension between Shabaab and Hizbul Islam grows.
Shabaab plans to launch suicide attacks using small planes against Somali government and AU bases in Mogadishu. The group has withdrawn from the seaport city of Kismayo after Hizbul Islam and the Ras Kamboni Brigade poured in with armed trucks and after Hizbul™s deputy leader Sheikh Hassan Turki went to Mogadishu to discuss the situation with senior Shabaab commanders. Somalia's deputy police chief died from last week's bomb wounds. Foreign military helicopters are flying low over Northern Somalia.
The governor of central Hiran region quit the Mogadishu government and declared his loyalty to Hizbul Islam. "Our fighters and weapons are now part of Hizbul Islam," he told reporters. Businessmen in Mogadishu asked Shabaab to reopen roads that lead to the crucial Bakara Market, saying they would stop their financial support if the roads were not opened. Shabaab conducted clearing operations on the route between Bay and Lower Shabelle regions. The death toll from yesterday™s fighting in Mogadishu reached 12.
Five civilians were killed after Hizbul Islam attacked an AMISOM base on the Makka al Mukarama road, which connects the Presidential palace and the airport in Mogadishu. Soldiers killed a sixth civilian in Dharkeynley district when a roadside bomb targeted them. Seven pirates were killed by AU peacekepers after they boarded a merchant ship and murdered its captain near Mogadishu port. Eritrean military officers are in the Shabaab-controlled port city of Kismayo, according to the Somali government.
A Shabaab website celebrated an American from Seattle as one of the suicide bombers who killed 21 peacekeepers in Mogadishu last week. Hizbul Islam rejected Shabaab's administration over Kismayo. "There should be mediation before there is bloodshed," said Sheikh Hassan Turki, Hizbul's deputy leader and the commander of the Ras Kamboni Brigade. Both sides are amassing troops in the town. Ethiopian troops are conducting security operations in the central Hiran region.