The Somali president held a press conference and called on Shabaab and Hizbul Islam to join the government. Shabaab destroyed revered graves in Baidoa. A new Chinese naval task force with a crew of more than 800, including a special forces unit and two ship-borne helicopters, is sailing to Somali waters. Private security guards aboard the Spanish fishing trawler Albacan fought a gunbattle with pirates.

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