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Rift between Somalia’s rebel groups deepens

Sat Oct 3, 2009 8:48am EDT

By Mohamed Ahmed

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s two main insurgent groups clashed on Saturday near the southern port of Kismayu and residents said al Shabaab and Hizbul Islam were squaring up for battles elsewhere in the Horn of Africa country.

The rebel groups fought for control of the lucrative port and main airport in southern Somalia this week. Al Shabaab won the battle, in which a local rights group said at least 28 civilians and an unknown number of combatants were killed.


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