May 23rd, 2010
07:39 AM ET

Deadly battle between Somali insurgents, government

At least 10 people were killed Sunday when Somali government forces battled with Islamist militants around a Mogadishu market that was the scene of a similar clash last week.

The latest fighting started near the Bakara market about 6:30 a.m. local time. In addition to the fatalities, 30 people were wounded, said Ali Muse, director of Nationlink Ambulance.

Somali forces have been battling Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda proxy in the country. The militants are waging a war against the government in an effort to implement a stricter form of Islamic law, or sharia.

On May 16, the two sides fought in the same area, leading to 20 deaths and 60 injuries, medics said.

Most of those killed were civilians, Muse said.

The horn of Africa nation has not had a stable government since 1991, and fighting between the rebels and government troops has escalated the humanitarian crisis in the famine-ravaged country. The United Nations-backed interim government fights the rebels with the help of African Union peacekeepers.

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  1. Jimbo

    Ah, islam. Just add poverty, a sprinkle of anger, 2 cups of gullible, and there you have Somalia. Any surprise?

    May 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. john t. truth

    So blackwater troops and Israeli terrorists are murdering and raping more women and children? Welcome to another day of zionist terrorism. There is no Al Queda, just a bunch of zionist terrorists stealing land and money.

    May 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |

    this is 'news'?

    May 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. randy

    @ john t truth

    which webste did you get that info from? This article sure doesnt say that. Or are you suggesting you are one of them?

    May 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. zionistskilledjesusandblewuptheWTC

    randy, E-5? E-13? Look you troll, Everyone with an IQ larger than their shoe size knows that Apartheid Israel and Balackwater were responsible for 911. This is a fact. It is bad enough that Mossad participates in the murder of 3000 Americans, but now you want to say that Israeli terrorists and blackwater aren't the ones murdering and raping little children? They have it on video for christ sake!

    May 23, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • randy

      why so much hate man? calm down! dont get emotional!!!!
      Anyway the zionist and blackwater control world finance so why blow up WTC and kill their own people. No one else in the world works in finance anyway. Also US military is controlled by blackwater and Zionist so why go fighting against al queda (since Al queda is actually zionist + blackwater).
      Anyway, there is no country called Somalia ( it a hollywood set for a movie, i know cause i made that movie).
      I do hope that you pay taxes ( you see i am zionist and also own blackwater). BTW you should improve your IQ level, its been a while since i have changed blackwaters name. People like you should be ruled over and exploited, you deserve nothing better. CNN is also ............haha.

      May 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. zionistskilledjesusandblewuptheWTC

    Al Queda is about as real as the easter bunny. The fact of the matter is that Israeli terrorists and Black water mercenaries are the ones pretending to be Al queda. This is a fact. Do your own research.

    May 23, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. zionistskilledjesusandblewuptheWTC

    proof israel is an apartheid state that sponsers terrorism

    May 23, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Look, it's semperfi00

    The name says all.

    May 24, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |