posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 09:13 AM
Al Shabaab militants have taken the control of the western part of Beledweyn town in Hiran region, witnesses said Sunday. Residents said the militants
armed with battle wagons seized Hawlwadag neighborhood in the west side of town, where they used to control before their ouster. Somalia's Al Shabaab
militia say they have recaptured a key town in battle with pro-government forces, leaving 13 people killed and many others wounded. Al Shabaab
guerrillas claim to have retaken control of the key Somali town of Beledweyne in the central Somali region of Hiiran where a large military base
sheltering pro-government troops was located. At least nine government soldiers and four Al Shabaab insurgents have been killed in the ongoing fierce
fighting initiated by the anti-government fighters in the surprise pre-dawn attack, a Press TV correspondent reported. Al Shabaab group has also
reportedly seized a number of soldiers at the base and injured scores of others during the nocturnal raid. At least six civilians were killed and 18
others wounded in clashes that erupted when insurgents attacked government and African Union forces in Mogadishu, witnesses and medics said Sunday.The
clashes broke out late Saturday, moments after the embattled Somali transitional federal government's foreign minister announced that his
administration was engaged in direct contacts with the rebels.The worst incident occurred overnight when a mortar shell smashed through a house,
killing five members of the same family, several of them children, residents said.
your theory is flawed, the somali's have been fightig themselves for years and years now, it makes no difference to them... even if the 7 ICU
factions are all the same, there is still puntland and somaliland to conquer before all of somalia is under control of one governemnt. but they are
not the same, the TFG defected to the west basically.. they are now hopefuls and puppets to our whims and woes, they control absolutely nothing...