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Four Somalis were killed during fighting between the Islamic Courts and Hizbul Islam in the town of Mahaday. Shabab held a press conference in Mogadishu to announce the appointment of Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage as its new spokesman. The Hawiye clan denounced the Somali government.
Shabaab leader Sheikh Muktar Abdirahman Godane was reportedly wounded during a May 18 blast in Mogadishu that killed 17 Shabaab fighters, including four foreigners. Shabaab killed three civilians in a mortar attack on an African Union base in Mogadishu and formed an Islamic administration in Jowhar. Government ministers and warlords have declared war on Shabaab.
An Ethiopian army force reportedly re-entered the central province of Hiran and set up a base at the Kala-Beyr junction. The Islamic Courts and Shabaab battled outside Jowhar; one fighter was reported killed. Shabaab raided and looted UN officers in Johwar.
Seventeen Shabaab fighters, including four foreigners, were killed in a premature detonation at a car bomb workshop in Mogadishu. Three Shabaab fighters were killed during an ambush by the Islamic Courts in the village of Ayn in Hiran province. Puntland police detained 15 pirates and seized five boats.
Shabaab captured the strategic central town of Jowhar and is actively recruiting soldiers in the south. Shabaab's spokesman said it will fight until the government collapses. The UN said it will not take over the peacekeeping mission from the African Union.
Sixteen people were killed as Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Waljama battled for control over the town of Wabho in central Somalia. The Islamic Courts' governor of Hiran survived two IED attacks in Beletwein, the provincial capital of Hiran. A curfew has been imposed in Beletwein.
The UN said there are more than 300 foreign fighters working with Shabaab in Somalia. The US accused Eritrea of "fanning the flames of violence" in Somalia. Sixteen Somalis were killed during fighting between Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca in Mahas and Wabho. Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys rejected offers from the government to end the fighting.
President Sharif officially signed the shariah bill into law. General Said Mohamed Hersi, the chief of Somali forces, resigned and was appointed the chief of the president's security detail. Shabaab leader Sheikh Muktar Abdirahman released an 11-minute audiotape railing against the government.
At least 113 people have been killed during the last five days of fighting in Mogadishu. Shabaab said the Somali government is no longer Islamic and called foreign fighters their "brothers." The US will provide African Union peacekeepers with $10 million in funding.
Ten Somalis were killed and 50 more were wounded during heavy shelling and fighting in Mogadishu. Shabaab is sending weapons and fighters to support Islamists in Mogadishu. Sheikh Yusuf Indhoaade backtracked on an agreement to support the government and has turned his weapons over to Shabaab.
Twenty-five people were killed during heavy fighting between Hizbul Islam and government forces in Mogadishu. Islamists are attacking the homes of members of parliament. Shabaab and Hizbul Islam have advanced in the capital, capturing the former defense ministry and a police station.
Seven people were killed after government forces attacked a police station in Mogadishu that is under the control of Hizbul Islam. Two ICU fighters were killed in a market. Fifteen Somalis were killed during fighting in the capital yesterday. Shabaab chopped off the hand of a thief in Kismayo.