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Fighting Resumes In Mogadishu For Third Day
ISSUE 271
Front Page
Index
Headlines

EU Delegation Secures The Release Of Haatuf Journalists

Noteworthy Historical Facts Challenging Blair’s Perception Of So-Called ‘Somali Territorial Integrity’

Ethiopian Helicopter Shot Down In Mogadishu

SOPRI Press Release: 2006 Somaliland Conference In Arlington Now Available In DVD

Somali Clan Releases Prisoners In Peace Gesture

Illegal arms trafficking deepens Kenyan fears of insecurity

Congo struggles to emerge from free fall

Young Mujahideen Movement in Somalia Issues Statement and Video of Suicide Bombing in Mogadishu in Revenge for Somali Muslim Woman

Mission Report on the Trial Observation of Detained Human Rights Defenders
in Somaliland

Regional Affairs

U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Charges In Ethiopia Says He Was In An Al Qaida Camp In Somalia, But Was Never A Fighter

De-Traumatizing The Mind

Editorial
Special Report

International News

Blair sharpens tone over 15 Britons held in Iran

200th Anniversary Of Slave Trade Abolition

Swedish Girl Released After Somali War Arrest

Salvaging Security in Somalia

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Abdillahi Yusuf Fulfills The Age Old
Ethiopian Grandiose Strategy Against Somalia

Simple Dreams For Somali Teen

Ink in His Veins and Somalia in His Heart

Analysis: Clan Rivalry Threatens Somali Reconciliation Efforts

Finding their footing in a new land

Uganda Commander in Somalia Urges Speedy Deployment of More Troops

Food for thought

Opinions

Re-Integrating Somaliland & Somalia In The Community Of Nations

Imagine Somaliland As Offshoot Republic Of China In Africa!

Somaliland May Be Teetering Toward Failure

Following The Barre’s Footprints

Freedom Is In Jail, Not The Haatuf Journalists

Mr President, thank you for heeding nation's concerns

Petition For Impeachment Of Dahir Rayale Kahin


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MOGADISHU, Mar 31, 2007 – Artillery fire rocked Mogadishu on Saturday as Ethiopian and Somali troops backed by helicopter gunships launched a third day of a major offensive against Islamist insurgents and clan militiamen.

Ethiopia says its forces have killed 200 rebels since the assault began on Thursday. Scores of civilians have also died and hundreds have been wounded in what the International Committee of the Red Cross says is the capital's worst fighting for more than 15 years.

"I have been here 16 years and never seen anything like this," Salado Yebarow, who lives between the main soccer stadium and the presidential palace, told Reuters by phone. "The whole city is being shelled indiscriminately."

In a statement late on Friday, Ethiopia's Information Ministry said its military had killed 200 "armed remnants" of a hard-line Islamist movement ousted from Mogadishu in a war over the New Year. Many others were wounded, it said.

Tens of thousands of people have fled the city this month.

Source: Reuters


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