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Hizbul Islam denied it withdrew its forces from Beledweyne, a strategic town in central Somalia. Shabelle Radio secretly moved its headquarters from the Shabaab-controlled Bakara market in Mogadishu to an area near the airport under government control.
Shabaab attacked government and Ethiopian troops in Elberde. Hizbul Islam fighters withdrew from Beledweyne. Hizbul Islam ordered Universal TV to shut down after the station broadcast an image of the Prophet Mohammed.
Shabaab took control of several villages in the Galgudud region in central Somalia. Shabaab rejected Hizbul Islam's call to unite. The state minister for defense and two other ministers dodged an IED attack in Mogadishu that killed three civilians.
Hizbul Islam leader Hassan Dahir Aweys called for Islamist terror groups to unite. Three people were killed in mortar attacks in Mogadishu. The prime minister has refused to vacate his post, sparking a political crisis.
Heavy fighting took place in northern Mogadishu after government and African Union forces attacked Shabaab positions. The African Union vowed to stop Shabaab from taking the presidential palace. A woman was killed in a bombing in Mogadishu.
Police vowed to attack Shabaab in the capital. Hizbul Islam detained three journalists in Afgoi. Fighters from the pro-government Ahlu Sunna Waljama™a arrived in Mogadishu to fight Shabaab and Hizbul Islam.
Thirteen people were killed in clashes between Ethiopian forces and civilians in the town of Buhodle. African Union forces joined the fighting in Mogadishu as Shabaab fighters advance on the Presidential Palace. Hizbul Islam announced it would force an Islamic government and enforce sharia.
Insurgents killed a Ugandan soldier in Mogadishu. Six people were killed during clashes between Ethiopian troops and residents of Buhaodlke in Somaliland. Shabaab looted the Radio Somaliweyn headquarters in Mogadishu.
Puntland forces detained 12 pirates, including a wanted leader on a US watchlist. Two civilians were killed in shelling in Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed it carried out a bombing that targeted African Union forces in the capital.
Two Somali soldiers were killed in Mogadishu. Hizbul Islam killed a drug addict in Afgoi. Hizbul Islam warned businessmen not to use the new Somali currency. A Somali official criticized the US for prosecuting a captive pirate.