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Hundreds hurt in crossfire of fierce battles in Mogadishu

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posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 01:00 AM
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Hundreds hurt in crossfire of fierce battles in Mogadishu


Source Link: www.cnn.com

• Hundreds of civilians wounded as Somali government forces fight Islamic militias
• International Red Cross chief: "It is a war zone," impossible to know death toll
• Ethiopian-backed government forces trying to hold on to control of Mogadishu
• Extremists threaten suicide missions, war against expected peacekeepers

More than 430 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been admitted to hospitals since January, when government and Ethiopian forces drove out a ruling Islamic group, said Pascal Hundt, the head of the ICRC Somali delegation. This month alone 200 wounded have been brought in, including at least 30 women and 24 children.
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posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 05:04 PM
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Funny how Somalia gets little airtime when it's starting to look more like Iraq and is considered an Al Qaeda hotbed. I guess it will get more airtime, when more people see there's oil to be had and tanker routes at risk..

Somalia: An Oily Cliché ZNet
Red Cross issues Somalia warning InTheNews.co.uk
Back in Somali waters, pirates seize UN aid ship Reuters

EXCLUSI VE Spy chiefs warn that al-Qaeda is growing stronger OFFICIAL Sunday Mirror



 
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