Clashes broke out on Thursday between Islamist insurgents and government troops in the Somali capital, merely a day after the UN Food Programme began to airlift supplies to starving Somalis affected by the extreme drought in east Africa.
AP - Heavy fighting broke out Thursday in the Somali capital Mogadishu as government forces backed by African Union troops launched an assault on an insurgent stronghold, officials and witnesses said.
The worst drought in decades hits the Horn of Africa
FOCUS: UN pleads for help
Date created : 2011-07-28