SOMALIA: Heavy fighting resumes in Mogadishu

Published: August 24, 2010

Heavy fighting between the Somali government forces and insurgent group Al Shabaab resumed early on Tuesday morning, more than 20 people were killed in the fighting, on Monday.
According to medical officials in the Somali capital,  90 people were wounded in the latest clashes, most of them civilians.
The fighting began on Monday, after the spokesman of Al Shabaab Ali Dhere, announced that his group was launching full scale attack on the government and the African union peacekeepers AMISOM positions in Mogadishu.
The government accused the islamist militants of killing dozens of civilians in yesterday’s shelling.
This is the heaviest fighting in the city, since the holy month of Ramadan began, it also coincides with as more AMISOM troops are scheduled to arrive in the Somali capital.
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