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Somali forces, Ethiopian tanks pursue Islamists

Ethiopian tanks rumbled south from Mogadishu to attack Somali Islamists on Saturday after their hardline clerical leader reportedly exhorted his fighters to make a final stand in the port city of Kismayu. Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys apparently made the call during Friday prayers at a Kismayu mosque, a day after his Somalia Islamic Courts Council (SICC) fighters fled the capital in the face of government troops backed by Ethiopian armour. Full Story

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