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Shabaab fighters took control of the towns of Jilib, Dinsoor, and Bal'ad. Three militia fighters were killed and three more were wounded during the fighting in Jilib. Four Ethiopian soldiers were killed in an IED attack in Mogadishu. Four Ethiopian soldiers and three Shabaab fighters were wounded in a firefight after the attack.
Ethiopian troops have deployed in northern Mogadishu after a string of attacks on convoys. Burundi said it would send more troops in June. The Somali government is optimistic about talks with the Islamists; Hassan Dahir Aweys said talks are "a waste of time."
Four Somali troops were killed in an ambush on an convoy transporting Somalia's internal affairs minister traveling outside Mogadishu. Four Ethiopian soldiers were killed in an IED attack in Mogadishu. Negotiations between the Islamic Courts and the government have been delayed.
Eight Somali soldiers were killed and six were wounded during an IED attack on their convoy in Baidoa. Two police and two civilians were killed during an IED attack in Mogadishu. Ethiopian troops pulled out of the town of Bulo-Burte. The Islamic Courts have retaken the town of Johwar.
Ethiopia rejected claims by Amnesty International that Ethiopian troops slaughter and rape Somali civilians, saying it is propaganda from Shabaab. Three Ethiopian troops were killed in an attack in Mogadishu. Somalia's president requested that France send soldiers and naval forces to help secure the country.
Sheik Sharif Ahmed, the leader of the Islamic Courts Union, said the killing of Shabaab leader Aden Hashi Ayro would derail negotiations. Three Ethiopian soldiers were killed in a bombing in Mogadishu. Ethiopian troops have established bases near Jowhar, where the Islamic Courts have been active. A Somali elder in Puntland was arrested after criticizing extraditions to Ethiopia.
Islamic Courts fighters lobbed a hand grenade at a police commander of the Horsed village; three civilians were wounded. Ethiopian soldiers have begun house-to-house search operations in areas near the Warshadaha toll road in Mogadishu. The leader of the African Union urged member countries to provide more troops to Somalia.
The US military has confirmed it carried out the airstrike that killed Shabaab leader Aden Hashi Ayro and Sheikh Muhyadin Omar. A tribal leader in Dhusamareb said 30 Somalis have been killed in the airstrike.
Four Ethiopian troops and two civilians were killed in an attack in Baidoa. Unconfirmed reports state Ethiopian troops killed 12 civilians after the attack. A Somali officer and soldier were killed in an attack in Mogadishu.
The Islamic Courts and Shabaab have taken over districts in the Middle Shabelle, Bay and Middle Juba regions. Nine Somali soldiers, two Shabaab fighters, and two civilians were killed after the Islamists attacked a checkpoint in Moqgadishu.
At least five people were injured in Baidoa after insurgents threw a hand grenade into the Alami Hotel that houses members of Somalia's legislative body. One civilian was killed in the crossfire as Somali troops battled Islamic insurgents in downtown Mogadishu. Spanish authorities paid pirates a ransom of $1.2 million to win the freedom of a Spanish fishing boat and its 26-member crew seized off the Horn of Africa a week ago, a Somali official said.
Shabaab said it will not hold talks with the Somali government after accusing Ethiopian troops of conducting a massacre. Ethiopian troops left towns north of Mogadishu after heavy fighting with the Islamic Courts. Amnesty International accused Ethiopian troops of kidnapping 40 children. Britain seeks a stronger UN presence in Somalia.
More than 100 Somalis are reported to have been killed during fighting over the past several days. Puntland forces boarded a hijacked ship from the United Arab Emirates and captured seven pirates. The Puntland government said it would execute the pirates. US and France have drafted a resolution in the UN to combat piracy off of the Somali coast.
Weekend violence in Mogadishu left 28 people dead, including civilians, Somali troops, and insurgents. In the latest clash, Islamist insurgents ambushed a security vehicle in the capital's Madina neighborhood overnight, killing two soldiers and a shop owner who was caught in the crossfire. Sudan Ali Ahmed, chairman of Elman Human Rights, claims 81 were killed and 119 wounded during the latest weekend battles in Mogadishu.
Three Ethiopian soldiers were killed in a rocket attack in Mogadishu. One Somali soldier was killed after a CARE food convoy was hijacked by a "heavily armed militia." Somalia™s interim president said the government is fighting the "children named al Shabaab," which is backed by al Qaeda.
Ethiopia denied any involvement in the killing of three foreigners in Beledweyne. A Somali woman was killed in a bombing in Baidoa. France will prosecute the six captured Somali pirates responsible for the hijacking of a French yacht.
Six Somali pirates who seized a French luxury yacht and held its 30 crew members hostage for a week will be brought to France to face trial. Somalia called for the deployment of a multinational force to assist in ending the decades-long civil war. A British teacher killed in Somalia yesterday was targeted because he had converted from Islam to Christianity.
Shabaab fighters captured the town of Beletwein, the capital of Hiran province, as the provincial governor fled with troops. Shabaab then attacked a school and killed two British passport holders and two Kenyans. Ethiopian and Islamic Courts fighters fought pitched battled in Hiran on Sunday.
Islamic Courts fighters took control of Jowhar without a fight but then abandoned it. Five Ethiopian soldiers were killed in an IED attack. A soldier from Burundi died from injuries sustained during a suicide attack.