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Thousands flee fighting in Somalia

Ethiopian attack helicopters and tanks headed for battle Friday as fighting raged for a fourth day between Somalia’s Islamic militia and the country’s secular government, witnesses and a government official said. Thousands of Somalis fled their homes as the Ethiopian-backed government used artillery to push back Islamic fighters who had advanced on the regime’s only stronghold, Baidoa. Islamic forces who have declared they want to bring the whole country under Quranic rule said the latest fighting had been started by the government but now they would launch their own attacks. Full Story

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