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Kenyan troops seized Hosungow near the Kenyan border and took over the key southern town of Badhadhe, potentially cutting off Shabaab's supply line from its coastal stronghold of Kismayo. The UK appointed an ambassador to Somalia and the UK foreign minister is visiting the country.
A suicide bomber killed two guards at the home of a former warlord in Galkayo. Shabaab forces clashed with Somali and African Union troops in Mogadishu. President Sharif called for an end to the arms embargo on Somalia.
The Kenyan military said its forces captured Delbio during fighting last week; two Kenyan and one Somali soldier were killed. The town was described as a key center used to distribute weapons and explosives to the Kenyan refugee camps in Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, and Dadaab.
Kenya said its war against Shabaab is "halfway done" as it has effectively targeted logistics and command and control centers in the south. Some Shabaab and al Qaeda leaders believe that an informer divulged the location of Bilal al Berjawi, who was killed in a Jan. 21 drone strike.
Shabaab said Bilal al Berjawi, a British national who has waged jihad in Somali for years, was killed in an airstrike. Shabaab claimed it defeated African Union and Somali forces that advanced outside of Mogadishu.
African Union forces have advanced outside of Mogadishu for the first time to battle Shabaab forces. Six people were killed in a suicide attack at a refugee camp in Mogadishu. A Somali militia claimed it killed a Shabaab leader in Dusamereb.
Shabaab released the pictures and identities of Kenyan hostages who were captured during a raid in Kenya's Wajir district earlier this week. Medecins Sans Frontieres closed several medical centers in Mogadishu after its employees were killed in December.
Heavy fighting in Buuhoodle between Somaliland forces and SSC militiamen resulted in widespread destruction and forced civilians to flee for the Ethiopian border. The Shabaab stronghold at Jilib, north of Kismayo, was bombed by Kenyan aircraft, reportedly killing militants and civilians. The British Royal Navy captured 13 Somali pirates yesterday.