Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Somalia Update

So much for the Islamic Courts giving power back to the people- they've now launched an attack on a town 55 miles away.

Islamic fighters drove secular militiamen out of a strategic town in southern Somalia following a brief firefight early Wednesday, witnesses reached by two-way radio said, just hours after the militia's leaders fled the town.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but residents were fleeing for fear of additional unrest in Jowhar, 55 miles from the capital, Mogadishu.

How soon before they extend their presence to the rest of Somalia, and then perhaps beyond?

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