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Somali militia poised for counterattack

Fighters loyal to a U.S-backed alliance of warlords appeared to be preparing for a counterattack on a fundamentalist Islamic militia that had pushed them out of Somalia’s capital, witnesses said Wednesday. The warlords’ fighters took up defensive positions in the strategic town of Jowhar, 60 miles northwest of Mogadishu. Jowhar is controlled by alliance leader Mohamed Dheere — who was believed to be in Ethiopia this week seeking reinforcements after the Islamic militia seized the capital Monday. Full Story

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