TheSomali government has warned residents of several areas of
Witnesses said that hundreds of Ethiopian troops were seen entering the capitalon Monday during a lull in the fighting after four days of street battles.
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Residentssaid that the Ethiopian reinforcements moved in as elders from
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"Thereare no new soldiers deployed from
Ethiopian forces arrived in
Salad Ali Jelle,
Heinsisted that the government had been fighting "terrorists" for thepast four days, not clan militias.
"The Hawiye clan are not terrorists," Jelle said, calling theceasefire "null and void".
Hundreds of residents of
"Last night was the first night I have slept since the war started,"a clan militia fighter told Reuters news agency on Monday.
"Peoplesee this as a chance to collect their belongings and get out."
The United Nations refugee agency says about 10,000 people have left over thepast three days alone, bringing the total number of displaced to nearly100,000 since February.
Most of them have gone to the Lower Shabelle region south of
"With internally displaced people begging on the streets, sleeping withoutshade and suffering from diarrhoea, people are forced to make their way furtherand further from Mogadishu, due to dwindling resources and deterioratingconditions," it said.
Despite the reported ceasefire, a landmine exploded in southern
He was unhurt in the blast, which the interim government blamed on al-Qaeda.
"An al-Qaeda cell was behind the explosion. They want to kill keygovernment officials. They want to do here what they are doing in
Also on Monday, two men and two women were shot by Ethiopian troops whilecrossing a street in Ali Kamin, where Ethiopian soldiers and tanks were holdingtheir positions, witnesses said.
Somali reporters say they have seen scores of dead lying in the streets, while
Residents say they believe several hundred people - mainly civilians - havedied.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16