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Somali warlords start peace talks

The Somali capital, Mogadishu, is calm following four days of fighting between rival militias. Local leaders, including traditional elders and the city mayor, met on Tuesday to discuss ceasefire plans. More than 20 people died in the recent clashes, which were the most violent seen in the capital in several years. Violence broke out when some militia leaders formed an alliance to fight supporters of unofficial Islamic Sharia courts that have emerged in Mogadishu. Many of those killed were civilians hit by stray bullets. Full Story

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