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Thousands Flee Growing Violence in Mogadishu

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Thousands Flee Growing Violence in Mogadishu

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Thousands Flee Growing Violence in Mogadishu

Thousands Flee Growing Violence in Mogadishu

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Violence in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and creating a growing humanitarian crisis.

News reports from the conflict-ridden capital say that at least 70 people have died in a week of fighting between Ethiopian-backed government forces and Islamist-led militants. The conflict intensified after insurgents killed Ethiopian soldiers and dragged their bodies through the streets.

Ethiopian and Somali soldiers are now apparently hitting back.