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Somalia explains its military operations in the capital
Issue 289
Front Page
Index
Headlines

Somaliland Interior Minister: “We Will Make More Arrests”

Ethiopian Airlines Becomes The First To Fly from Hargeysa Airport at Night

"The 'Puntland State of Somalia' Comes into Play"

Somali National Army To Integrate Puntland Forces

At Least 10 Dead in Latest Somalia Violence

E-passport gets into full swing

The Ministries of TFG are not the working bodies, but just the collection of pseudo-clerks

Attack on Somali Funeral Procession Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured

Mogadishu under house-to-house search operations

At long, long last, the UN flexes its muscles in Darfur

Lawmakers in Somalia debate over Prime Minister's future

Regional Affairs

Somaliland's Political Veterans Must Be Released Immediately

“No Political Prisoners in Somaliland”

Editorial
Special Report

International News

UN Security Council devotes August month to Africa

Seeking refuge: Displaced Utah families struggle to find housing

Campaign Memo: "Barack Obama Was Right"

Son of Ugandan Ex-president jailed for the murder of Somali man

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Ethiopia's dirty war

Is Pridnestrovie A State?

Hero of the Republic of Cuba Writing a Novel

The Motives Behind The Bush Administration’s Latest Terror Scare

Gebrselassie Wins NYC Half Marathon

Life without hope

Food for thought

Opinions

End To Unlawful Arrests Or The End Of Rayale’s Reign Of Tyranny

Faisal Ali Waraabti & Bashir Goth Missed This Time

Somaliland and the latest political issues...

Forward: To The International Community

Somaliland’s Forthcoming Presidential Election Is Predicted

Somaliland People Never Learn From History New Kind Of Siyad Barre In The Making In Somaliland

Desperate Measures From A Desperate Government


Mogadishu, 5 August 2007 - A government soldier was wounded in a grenade explosion in Suuq Baad, north of Mogadishu, the Somali capital, on Sunday. Witnesses said unknown gunmen hurled a grenade at government troops moving inside the market.

All shops in the market were closed down following the blast which sparked mad rush among the traders. Government troops sealed off the whole area, opening fire, witnesses said.

Nonetheless the Somali and Ethiopian troops have conducted massive house-to-house search operations in a large part of Mogadishu on Sunday.

The troops halted all movements of passenger buses and ordinary people walking inside Bakara market, the capital's largest open-air market where 80% of the population goes for work.

In a press conference he held, Abdulahi Hassan Baris, the head of the Somali police force, has told journalists that the operation was meant to secure the capital, indicating that it will continue indefinitely.

He reiterated that the government troops were never involved in robbery. "Government troops will pacify Mogadishu," he said.

Source:SMN


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