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Sharif back in Mogadishu as death toll hits 16,210

Somalia’s moderate Islamist leader Sheikh Sharif Ahmed returned to Mogadishu for the first time in two years on Wednesday and a local rights group said fighting had killed 16,210 civilians since then. Security was tightened in the capital as Sharif, who is in talks with the country’s Western-backed interim government, was rushed to a hotel in a northern district of the city surrounded by government troops and Islamist militiamen. (Full Story)

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