Monday, October 22, 2007
Battle Follows Mogadishu Ambush
Fresh fighting has broken out in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to witnesses. At least eight civilians have been killed and 12 people wounded. Fighting broke out when insurgents ambushed Ethiopian forces returning from a security operation, near the football stadium in Towfiq district. Casualty figures among the fighting forces were not clear. Ethiopian troops are supporting the Somali government against an alliance of Islamist opposition groups.