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Islamic militia capture warlord strongholds

Hardline Islamic militia in Somalia captured the last strongholds of a US-backed warlord alliance and vowed to establish Sharia courts, as Norway was set to host the first meeting of the Somalia Contact Group, a forum aiming to prop up the lawless east African nation. Continuing their drive northward, columns of heavily-armed militia aboard machine-gun equipped pick-up trucks — known as “technicals” — captured the towns of Jowhar, about 90 kilometers (55 miles) north of capital Mogadishu, and Mahhadei Uen. Full Story

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