24 October 2010

Somalia: Heavy Fighting Broke in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Heavy fighting between the troops of the transitional government of Somalia and Al-shabab fighters has broken out in the Somali capital Mogadishu overnight, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Sunday.

The shelling and confrontation between the rivals started as Al-shabab fighters attacked the military bases of the Somali government in Hodan district.

The fighting started in parts of Hodan district mainly the war zones where both the troops of the Somali government and Al-shabab forces causing more casualties of deaths and injuries in the area.

Sources said that the fighting involved Islam forces and the African Union troops AMISOM who were supporting both the transitional government soldiers and A-shababab during the war.

The real casualties of the fighting are unclear so far, but the clash is part of the confrontations between both rivals in Somali capital Mogadishu.

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