18 June 2009

Somalia: Hawiye Elders Denounce Amisom for Indiscriminate Bombing in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Mohamed Hassan Had, the chairman of Hawiye traditional elders has greatly denounced Thursday for indiscriminate bombing that AMISOM targeted to parts of the residential areas in the Somali capital Mogadishu killing more than 30 and injuring 100 others.

Mr. Had said that Hawiye traditional elders are very sorry for yesterday's fighting in Mogadishu and reiterated that the African Union troops AMISOM targeted constant shelling in Mogadishu which caused more casualties of deaths including wounds and loss of properties in the capital.

Mohamed Hassan Had also called for the warring sides to halt the fighting as soon as possible and respect the civilians who are dying and live in the critical condition.

The statement of the traditional elders comes as there has been heavy fighting and shelling in the north and south of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

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