Somalia: Heavy fighting continues in Somalia’s capital

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At least 80 Somalis have been killed in heavy fighting in Mogadishu in the past 48 hours. Residents continue to flee the beleaguered Somali capital a day after heavy shelling and gunfire claimed over 50 lives.

…One doctor estimates more than 250 people — mainly civilians — wounded in the fighting are currently being treated in city’s three main hospitals. One father, crouching by the hospital beds of his two-year-old daughter and six-year-old son, says another of his sons had his head cut off.

The fighting was sparked when Ethiopian troops began patrols two days ago in a southern Mogadishu neighborhood seen as a hotbed of support for the Islamic insurgents.


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