Ethiopian troops attacked Shabaab forces in the town of Beledweyne; Shabaab claimed their forces repelled the assault. A clan in Puntland blamed Shabaab for killing a prominent cleric.
Armed men believed to be members of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb attacked a newly built military barracks in northeastern Mali and destroyed part of the complex. A leading Touareg separatist group in northern Mali is willing to join the fight against AQIM.
Saif al Adel, Sheikh Yusuf al Ayiri, and Sheikh Abu al Hasan al Sa’idi fought in the Battle of Mogadishu, according to Shabaab’s emir.
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