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Somali militia talks collapse, new fight threatens

Talks between militias who unleashed the worst clashes in years in Mogadishu collapsed on Wednesday, fuelling fears last week’s fighting could resume and spread to the seat of government. Islamist militia seized a seaport and airstrip formerly controlled by warlord Bashir Raghe in four days of clashes with the town’s most powerful warlords. Between 70 and 90 people were killed. Since the fighting ended on Sunday, religious leaders and elders have been trying to broker a full ceasefire, but the warlord alliance — which dubbed itself the “Anti-terrorism Coalition” — has not taken part. Full Story

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