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5 dead in Somalia fighting; standoff ends

Five people were killed in fighting between Islamic militiamen and their secular rivals on the outskirts of Somalia’s war-torn capital Saturday. Hundreds fled their homes but hundreds of other Somalis celebrated after the two sides ended a monthlong standoff in the Sii-Sii area, the center of many of the worst clashes in recent weeks. The fighters had been camped close to each other and violence had appeared imminent, until local elders brokered a deal. Full Story

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