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Somali Islamists clash with govt-allied troops

Troops from a powerful Somali Islamist movement clashed with fighters allied to the interim government and seized a town near the semi-autonomous northern Puntland region, the Islamists said on Sunday. “The government troops ambushed us last night, forcing our troops to push them,” Islamist spokesman Abdirahman Ali Mudey said. “They forced us to take their biggest base in Bandiradley, near Galkaayo.” There was no independent confirmation of the clash. Full Story

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