People in Somali capital flee their houses amid escalating tension

The people living in the villages around the presidential palace started to seek safer places in the southern parts of the capital and some fled to outside areas, including Elash Biyaha on the Mogadishu-Afgoye corridor. 

Warar Keydmedia Online
People in Somali capital flee their houses amid escalating tension

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The escalating tension in Mogadishu drives hundreds of Somali families from their houses, in an unpredictable situation the city has faced over the last 15 years since the Ethiopian invasion in 2006. 

The people living in the villages around the presidential palace started to seek safer places in the southern parts of the capital and some fled to outside areas, including Elash Biyaha on the Mogadishu-Afgoye corridor. 

Last night, villagers in Sigale and the surrounding areas of Bakara Market in Hodan and Howlwadag Districts were informed to leave their houses as the war is imminent and likely to break out at any time between opposition and government forces.

The development came after opposition fighters who moved from their previous positions around KM4 and Tarabunka relocated to Sigale area near the Somali parliament on Monday night, causing panic among local residents.

The north of the city is reported to have seen major displacements where many families ventured to escape from the firing lines with every means of transport available to them including donkeys.

The less privileged families of the community who can’t afford to survive in the deteriorating situation call on all sides to cease the fighting without preconditions to save the lives of the innocent civilians.

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Warar 6 May 2021 9:42

Dhowrkii sano ee ugu dambeeyay, dad lagu qiyaasay 2.6 million oo baaralay u badan ayaa kasoo barakacay degaanadooda ku yaalla labada gobolka ee caanka ku ah Beeraha [Shabeellaha Hoose iyo Shabeellaha Dhexe].