Battles rock Mogadishu, Islamists show strength

MOGADISHU, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Somalia’s warring parties pounded each other with artillery in Mogadishu on Friday after an African Union military aircraft defied a rebel ban on planes using the capital’s international airport. Witnesses said at least 15 people were killed.

The bombed-out city’s airport had been abandoned since Tuesday after Islamist insurgents from the hardline al Shabaab group vowed to shoot down any aircraft trying to land there.  >>>>>

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