Africa AMU Intelligence

Seventh Day of Major Fighting in Mogadishu

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By William Tucker
Since the declaration of ‘major war’ against AU and TFG forces in Mogadishu, al-Shabaab forces continue to advance towards the presidential palace and other government strongholds. AllAfrica.com reported yesterday that the Mekka-al-mukarama road between the presidential palace and the airport had been shut down by al-Shabaab forces. Thus far casualty estimates are around 80 civilians without any casualty numbers provided by the belligerent forces. Although al-Shabaab seems to be steadily advancing there has not been any word from AU peacekeeping nations on resupply or even an allowance to counterattack. It appears as if things are rapidly heading south in the besieged Somali capital.

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