Somalis deal with deaths in Mogadishu
The USAtoday.com reports at least 113 civilians have been killed during three days of heavy fighting in the Somali capital, a Somali human rights group said Friday. Between Wednesday and 2 p.m. Friday, 229 people were wounded, said Sudan Ali Ahmed, chairman of the decade-old Elman Human Rights Organization.
"We condemn both sides of the conflict and call on them to immediately stop the mass massacre in the capital," Ahmed told The Associated Press.
Theage.com reports the streets in Mogadishu are bare because of the fighting. People have either fled from the city or they are hiding. In provinces round the city, tens of thousands of refugees waited under trees or beside roads.
At packed Mogadishu hospitals, the injured screamed and doctors struggled to help the wounded after four days of clashes between troops and insurgents.