Fighting in Mogadishu intensifies the latest three days and the death toll and injuries rise

MOGADISHU ( The heavy fighting between the transitional federal government backed by the African union peacekeeping forces intensified the latest three days in the capital Mogadishu, killing 70 people and wounding twice the dead number, reports said.
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Fighting in Mogadishu intensifies the latest three days and the death toll and injuries rise

Today was its bitter and worst for the huge battle between the warring parts in the capital, Mogadishu and the war comes as the African union peacekeeping forces advanced to the frontlines of the warring zone and settled the positions where Islamist militias were early before like Ex- national army hospital, as the African forces captured last Saturday.

At least 30 people are reported to have been killed and more than 50 others injured only today’s fighting between the Islamist militias Of Al-shabab and Hisbul-Islam together and the T.F.G forces backed by the African union peacekeeping forces and almost the dead and injuries were among the warring groups.

The major of the confrontations took place in Hodan district of Benadir region and T.F.G police spokesman named Abdullahi Barise told that Hodan police station, The African village and Russian camp are all government control as he was speaking to the journalists in the capital Mogadishu.

Mohamed Osman Aruus, spokesman for Islamist of Hisbul Islam claimed victory over the current clashes between them ‘Islamist groups’ and government together with AMISOM adding that they had burned armed vehicles from the African union peacekeeping forces.

The warring parts were using heavy weapons that could be heard in many areas in Mogadishu and fighting affected the largest market of Bakare where shelling and stray bullets were falling on it since the market was empty and no more business activities were going as journalist who walked into the market told that there were no people seen in the market and no good traffic available there.

Bakara market turned into bloodshed areas as shells from AMISOM bases daily fall into the market killing and injuring people involved in business or coming for shopping and it became repeated acts against humanity and warring parts decline accusations they massacre innocent civilians in that market while the government say it’s strong-hold of Islamist militias of Al-shabab and Hisbul-Islam who control south and central Somalia.   

Similarly yesterday and before yesterday were all the same, the sides were fighting as people who remained in some villages were either fled from those zones or marooned and could not know where to face next.

Stray bullets killed at least four people and wounded other number in Wadajir and Waberi districts including pregnant women as eyewitness confirmed to the media.

The fighting comes as Somali president Sharif Sh. Ahmed is having counseling about how he would name a new prime minister after the former primer Omar A/Rashid Ali Sharma’arke resigned last month and sources close to president Sharif said that he flew to Nairobi, Kenya, the neighboring country where he got an invitation.

The T.F.G receives criticism from the international community that it should restore peace and stability try to take control whole the country and build high quality army and improve activities against Islamist militias.

The transitional federal government only controls a few parts in the south of capital and the current heavy clashes could be predicted whether it would be able to gain upper hand or on although it reached a kilometer forward yet.

Nero - Correspondent

Article 21 May 2021 10:14

I read your article on Foreign Policy with keen eyes and interest. While whining from public officials does not deserve response from any sensible citizen of the Republic of Somalia, I felt compelled to counter false narrative with more objective analysis.