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Vol 47 No 11

Published 26th May 2006


Terror in Mogadishu

In its bid to defeat Islamists, the CIA has become entangled in Mogadishu's clan warfare

This month's fighting in Mogadishu has been the heaviest for years. Between 7 and 12 May, over 200 people died, at least 1,000 were injured and the price of ammunition, a reliable index of conflict, shot up from US$60 cents a bullet to $1.50 in two days.

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