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The gang of Islamic militants seized the Somali capital

June 6 2006

Militants of the Islamic groups linked to al-Qaida, captured the city of Mogadishu, the Somali capital.

"We were victorious over the enemies of Islam. Mogadishu came under the control of the people "- said in an address today's Islamic militants commander, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.

Fearing reprisals, the Ministers of the African country quickly moved to the city of Baidoa, 250 kilometers from Mogadishu.

According to latest information, warlords, who were supported by the U.S., managed to flee the capital. Some fled to neighboring Ethiopia, hoping to build there new troops for a counterattack, according to AP.

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