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Islamists seize key Somali town

Somalia’s Islamic Courts militia has seized a key town outside the capital, Mogadishu, from a member of the warlord alliance it is fighting. Balad, 30km (19 miles) north of Mogadishu, lies on the main road to Somalia’s most fertile regions. It was controlled by warlord Muse Sudi Yalahow, who is officially trade minister in the transitional government set up to bring peace to Somalia. Full Story

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