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Somalia street battles rage for sixth day, 126 dead

Islamic fighters and warlord militias battled for control of the Somali capital for the sixth day on Friday with the death toll approaching at least 130 in the worst violence in a decade. The Islamic side said five people had died in overnight fighting, bringing the death toll to at least 126 as street battles spread beyond Mogadishu’s battered northern shanty town of Siisii into the neighboring district of Yaqshid. Warlord spokesman Hussein Gutale Rage said the death toll had reached 150 but this could not be immediately verified. Full Story

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