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Residents in Marka reported that Shabaab is pulling teeth because the group views gold and silver fillings as sinful. Shabaab in Mogadishu ordered businesses to close during prayer and said women must wear the veil. President Sharif asserted that opposition groups were proxies for al Qaeda in Somalia. Somali pirates claimed $4 million in ransom was paid to release an Italian tugboat.
Two civilians were killed in an IED attack in Mogadishu and 10 more were killed in mortar attacks on Aug. 8. Shabaab and Hizbul Islam withdrew forces from bases in Mogadishu. The US will double the amount of arms and munitions sent to the transitional government.
Shabaab ordered women in Afgoi to wear burkas and banned khat. The pro-government Ahlu Sunna Waljama said they are organizing forces in all 18 of Somalia's provinces. Eight Ugandan soldiers are recovering from what appears to be a poisoning incident in Mogadishu.
Twenty-five people were killed after Shabaab and Hizbul Islam forces attacked African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu; a Red Cross worker was among those killed. Fifteen civilians were wounded in a hand grenade attack in Bosasso in Puntland.
Two terror suspects were arrested at the Mogadishu airport. Shabaab denied kidnapping aid workers in Mandera. The UN vowed not to halt operations in Somalia but closed its offices in Baidoa after Shabaab looted them. Shabaab destroyed graves in towns near Afgoye.
Two people were killed in Mogadishu after Shabaab attacked African Union forces. Eritrea™s president reportedly pressured Hizbul Islam leader Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys to help free the two captured French security officials. Shabaab shut down three UN aid agencies operating in Somalia.
Shabaab said the two French security officials kidnapped this week will be tried for spying and "conspiracy against Islam." Gunmen kidnapped three foreign aid workers in the Kenyan border town of Mandera, then slipped back across the border into Somalia. Four Somalis were killed during clashes in Beledweyn.
Shabaab and Hizbul Islam split the custody of the two French security officials kidnapped at a hotel in Mogadishu just two days ago. Shabaab and Hizbul Islam split up the French officials to prevent a clash between the groups. Both have demanded a ransom for the release of the hostages.
Shabaab and Hizbul Islam forces retook control of northern Mogadishu just one day after the government declared a "historic victory." Two French security officials were kidnapped from a hotel in Mogadishu. Shabaab established a political administration in villages near Wanlaweyn.
Fifty-nine people, including 40 Shabaab fighters, three government soldiers, the chief of security for Mogadishu, and a Bangladeshi foreign fighter were killed uring heavy fighting in Mogadishu. The government has claimed to have retaken control of Mogadishu. Shabaab denied reports it beheaded criminals in Baidoa.
Shabaab beheaded seven men in Baidoa for 'crimes' ranging from spying for the transitional government to being Christians. The beheadings were conducted in public. A soldier was killed in an IED attack in Mogadishu.
Fighting has again broken out in the capital of Mogadishu. Young Somali men are fleeing Mogadishu to avoid being pressed into militias. The US is shipping arms to the Somali government through Uganda. Egypt will mediate between President Sharif and Hizbul Islam leader Hassan Dahir Aweys.