Friday, March 24, 2006

Somalia II?

The recent news from Somalia are not very good. Unfortunately I do not know enough about the details of the situation down there. So I will let the BBC do the talking:
BBC NEWS | Africa | Hundreds flee Mogadishu fighting

"Hundreds of people have been fleeing the northern suburbs of Mogadishu after two days of heavy fighting in the Somali capital.

Doctors say at least 60 people have been killed and that the hospitals are full of injured civilians.

Residents say mortars are being used in the battle between an Islamic militia and warlords.

The warlords have accused the Islamists of sheltering foreign fighters and assassinating moderate Muslims.

The United Nations' Irin news agency quotes a doctor saying many more than 60 people may have been killed 'because a lot of people are being buried where they died'."

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