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Monday, March 10, 2008

ICU success led to US firing of misiles.

13 Somali soldiers killed in Mogadishu
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 13:42:58

Anti-government forces in Somalia have killed 13 government soldiers after they refused to leave their positions in Bakara market.

For the past four days, Ethiopian and Somali government soldiers had taken up positions in Mogadishu's Bakara market. After refusing to leave, they were attacked by insurgents. Thirteen soldiers were killed in the ensuing violence and looting followed.

Civilians are believed to be among the forces who fought against the soldiers after their businesses were demolished and looted.


US missiles targeting Somali Muslims
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 10:49:50
Somali town mayor calls US attacks 'intentional and wrong'.
The mayor of a town in south Somalia targeted by a US air strike last week says innocent people are being massacred by US missiles.

The mayor of Dobley said that al-Qaeda had never set foot in the town and that US bombings were only killing innocent civilians. Furthermore the Somali Transitional Federal Government did not even contact Dobley officials to condole the families of the deceased.

With no hospital to treat the wounded civilians and the Kenya border being closed, victims were taken to pharmacies, desperate for medical aid.

Mayor Ali Dheere condemned the US bombings as "wrong and intentional," saying he had only ever heard of al-Qaeda from the US government and the Somali president and Muslims were being massacred as targets of the attacks.


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