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Mogadishu on edge as residents fear new factional battles

Rival gunmen stalked the streets of the lawless Somali capital, girding for fresh fighting after sporadic overnight clashes and a day of bloody battles left dozens dead, witnesses said. Ignoring appeals for a truce, forces loyal to Mogadishu’s Islamic courts and a US-backed warlord alliance dug in across the city as thousands of terrified residents fled their homes unsure of where to find safety, witnesses said. Full Story

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