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The Somali government said 49 civilian were among 115 people killed during heavy fighting in Mogadishu. The African Union claimed 60 Shabaab fighters have been killed. Shabaab threatened to attack Kenya as the country trains Somali forces.
Forty-eight people were killed in heavy fighting between Somali forces and Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu. Shabaab is pressing young men to fight in Jowhar. President Sharif said the government has defeated Shabaab.
The African Union claimed it seized three Shabaab strongholds in Mogadishu. The Somali prime minister claimed Shabaab leaders have fled Mogadishu. Fighting between Shabaab and Somali forces has been reported in Beledweyne.
Fourteen Shabaab fighters and 10 African Union fighters are reported to have been killed during heavy fighting in Mogadishu. Shabaab also captured a Burundian soldier and paraded the bodies of five African Union troops in the streets
Shabaab claimed credit for a suicide attack in Mogadishu that killed eight people. The African Union said six foreign al Qaeda fighters were killed during heavy fighting over the past several days in Mogadishu that has killed more than 20 people.
Government forces killed four anti-Shabaab demonstrators in Mogadishu while opening fire to disperse the crowd. Seven people were killed during fighting in Delow between Shabaab and government forces. Shabaab replaced Sheikh Ali Dhere, its spokesman in Mogadishu, with Sheikh Mohamed Hassan Omar Abu Rahman.
Eleven people were killed in fighting between Shabaab and Somali forces in Mogadishu. The prime minister said the military should prepare for an offensive to wipe out Shabaab. More than 15 Somaliland troops defected to Puntland after a "clan massacre" that killed 87 people.
Eighty-seven people were killed during fighting between Somaliland forces and local clans in Kalshale village in Puntland. Three people were killed in Mogadishu during fighting between Shabaab fighters and Somali and African Union forces.
Ten people were killed during clashes between government forces and clans in Buhodle in Somaliland. Shabaab chopped off the hand of a teenage boy for stealing. A Shabaab leader said government workers and African Union troops should be killed.
The US Embassy in Nairobi condemned the Somali parliament's extension of the Transitional Federal Government. Two people were killed during fighting in Mogadishu. A Somali official accused the World Food Program of selling aid to the hungry.
Five people were killed during fighting between Shabaab and Alhu Sunnah Wal Jama'a in Guriel. Shabaab executed a teen-aged boy in Mudug. The government denied Shabaab claims that soldiers are removing women's niqabs.
Pirates based in Garad in Puntland have "relocated to Hobyo and El Dhanane." Three people were killed during infighting between Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a forces in Guriel. US diplomats warned Eritrea not to back Shabaab, according to a 2009 memo.
Ten people were killed in fighting between government forces and Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu. A young man was killed in an explosion outside a stadium in the capital. The African Union is seeking to change its peacekeeping mandate to one that will allow it to go on the offensive.
Sheikh Mukhtar Abdurrahman Abu Zubeyr, Shabaab's spiritual leader, called for fighters in the south to obey Shariah law and not oppress those living under their control. The African Union arrested soldiers who opened fire on civilians in Mogadishu.
Shabaab claimed victory over government and African Union forces in Mogadishu. A militia in Beledweyne claimed it killed five Shabaab fighters in an ambush. The UN said the Transitional Federal Government's mandate ends in August.