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Heavy fighting in Mogadishu as troops try to disarm warlord's militia
Publish Date: Aug 15, 2014
Heavy fighting in Mogadishu as troops try to disarm warlord's militia
Somalias President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (C) meets with members of a UN Security Council (UNSC) delegation, on August 13, 2014 in Mogadishu. AFP PHOTO/UN Photo / TOBIN JONES
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Heavy fighting in Mogadishu as troops try to disarm warlord's militia

MOGADISHU - Heavy fighting broke out Friday in Mogadishu as Somali government and African Union troops battled a powerful militia warlord in a bid to disarm him, security officials said, reporting a number of casualties.


"Government forces and African troops are conducting security operations in Mogadishu, and this morning militiamen confronted them," government security official Mohamed Yusuf said.


Bursts of gunfire and heavy explosions were reported before dawn on Friday, with witnesses reporting at least five dead.


AFP

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