“I saw two white men with rifles in Towfiq area and were chatting to each other,” said an elderly woman who refused to be named for security reasons. At least 12 killed in Somalia clashes hawiye wing of Al-Shabab Terrorist and Hawiye -habar-gidir wing of Islamic Courts Union forces fought in the capital Mogadishu for two days. Another witness, who refused to be named, told Habar Gidir own radio station shabelle that he has seen one white man with AK 47 rifle in front of Ifka Halane area, near stadium Mogadishu where the rifle Islamists are facing each other. Separately, two civilian men were killed in Bakaro Market in Mogadishu by unknown gunmen armed with pistols. Witnesses said the killers ran away and escaped on foot after the incident. It is not known why they were targeted, but assassinations and hunt down missions between Islamists hMOGADISHU (Sh. M. Network)—At least one civilina was killed and two others were injured after fresh fighting between pro- government Islamist forces and al-Shabab started around Stadium Mogadishu witness said on Friday.
FreshHeavy Fighting starts in Mogadishu
The two sides fought in Mogadishu Somalia on Thursday. Hawiye Jehadast two sides have used heavy machine guns and rocket propelled grenades. Somali talaban Interior Minister Abdulkadir Ali Omar, said that anti peace groups have attacked bases of government soldiers in Mogadishu, but al-Shabab declared for the first time that they are fighting against what they called “Allah’s enemy”.Sheik Ali Mohamed Hussein one of al-Shabab leaders said that Thursday’s fighting was between al-Shabab fighters and what he called fighters of “Allah’s enemy”.The fighting comes as clan elders hawiye-council-called the two sides to stop the fighting and the situation of Mogadishu . is unpredictable. least eight people, mostly civilians, were killed and more that ten others were wounded in fighting between HAWIY HABAR GIDIRIslamist rebels and HAWIYE ABGAAL pro government Islamist militia in Mogadishu on Saturday. The HAWIYE rival sides fought for control of Yaqshid police station in north Mogadishu and the fighting sparked other areas in the south of the city. Medina hospital medics confirmed that 120 wounded people were brought in Medina hospital for the last 24 hours.
The deputy director of Medina hospital Dahir Mohamed Mohamud, told the reporters that the victims were all injured in the fighting between the rival sides in Mogadishu.
Clan elders and clerics in parts of the country demanded the immediate cessation of the renewed clashes between the Islamists who once fought together against the Ethiopian troops.