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Somali Islamists seize checkpoints, demand sharia

Somali Islamists seized more territory near Mogadishu overnight, witnesses said on Tuesday, prompting accusations they had violated a ceasefire deal. In the first attack around Mogadishu since militia loyal to the Islamic Courts Union took the capital from warlords this month, five people were killed when gunmen seized three checkpoints from a warlord. Full Story

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