Violence Grips Somalia's Capital, Killing Scores

Violence between Islamic militants and Ethiopian troops erupted in the Somali capitol, Mogadishu, on Saturday. The fighting killed over 50 people.

According to wire reports, the Islamists are trying to win back territory the Ethiopians took in December. So far, an estimated 320,000 Somalis have fled the city.



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