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From vigilantes to capital rulers

The militia that began as a band of vigilantes fighting petty crime, drunkenness and pornography is now Somalia’s most powerful military force. Perhaps most impressively, the Islamic extremists who led the Islamic Courts Union were able to form an alliance that transcended clan — which has so far divided the country. The extremists claimed Monday to have taken control of the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Full Story

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