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Somali Islamists, govt-allied troops boost defences

Troops loyal to Somali Islamists and fighters allied to the government boosted defences on Monday after clashing the day before in the latest sign of tensions that could bring full-blown war, residents said. Eight people were killed in fighting near the semi-autonomous northern Puntland region on Sunday in the second duel between the rivals in a week. The Western-backed interim government had rejected a peace initiative the day before. Full Story

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