23 October 2009

Somalia: Islamists Denounce AU Troops' Shelling

Mogadishu — Sheik Mohamed Mo'allin, a secretary for the information affairs of Hizbul Islam has denounced the AU troops for the heavy shelling targeted to more districts in Mogadishu.

The official said that they were very sorry for bitter mortar shells targeted to Bakara, the biggest market in the Somali capital Mogadishu which left more lives, injuries and loss of properties calling for the people to be patient.

The secretary of Hizbul Islam for the information affairs said that that they will fight with both the troops of the Transitional Federal Government and AMISOM in the capital.

Asked about their involvement of the shelling which reportedly said that they also targeted more shelling to the airport on Thursday, he replied that it was right that they threw several mortars to the side of the AMISOM and the government denying that they threw the shells from the populated areas in Mogadishu.

Hizbul Islam's statement comes as all parts of the Somalis denounced yesterday's shelling in the capital.

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