13 July 2009

Somalia: Islamist Officials Say They Retake Their Positions in Mogadishu

Somalia — The Islamic organizations of Hisbul Islam and Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen officials have said on Monday that they retook over the control of positions that the government soldiers captured in yesterday's fighting in north of the capital.

Sheik Ali Mohammed Hussein, the representative of Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen for Banadir region has held a press conference in Karan district police station in the north of the capital and said that they recaptured more positions in the north after fighting between the government soldiers backing by AMISOM troops and the Islamist forces.

On the other hand Sheik Muse Abdi known as ( Arale ), a defense secretary of Hisbul Islam organization also held a press conference in the warring zones which the Islamist forces and government soldiers fought on Sunday and said that they had retaken over all the areas where the other side of the fighting captured in yesterday's battle in Mogadishu.

Both officials said that they are currently controlling more districts as Karan, Shibis and Abdula Azis in the north of Mogadishu which heavy fighting continued yesterday that caused more casualties of deaths, injures and loss of properties.

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