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Islamist militia take key Somali port: residents

Islamist militia took over a key port in central Somalia on Wednesday, expanding a territorial push from their base in Mogadishu that is denting the interim government’s aspirations to national authority. Residents said heavily armed fighters on battlewagons rode into Hobyo at dawn to take control of the town without any fighting. A surrender had been negotiated the previous evening with forces there loyal to a warlord who is on the run. Full Story

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