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Somalis clash on front lines, EU envoy jets in

Somali Islamists and troops defending the government’s only stronghold battled with rockets and heavy weapons on Wednesday at two frontline areas as a European Union envoy flew in to stave off the brewing war. The flare-ups to the southwest and southeast of the interim government’s surrounded outpost, Baidoa, heightened fears of a Horn of Africa conflict a day after the expiry of an Islamist deadline for government-allied Ethiopian troops to leave. Full Story

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