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Mogadishu quiet after ceasefire

The Somali capital, Mogadishu, is calm after a ceasefire was agreed to end a week of fighting in the north between warlords and an Islamist militia. A BBC correspondent in the city says residents expect the truce to hold and are preparing to return to their homes. At least 150 people, mainly civilians, died in the violence and thousands fled their homes in northern districts. The fighting was fuelled by a belief that the US was backing the alliance of warlords against the Islamists. Full Story

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