Video: Fighting breaks out in Mogadishu
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Video: Fighting breaks out in Mogadishu

The radical Shabab militia for the first time on Saturday managed to briefly assert control over Mogadishu's most strategic road, exposing the vulnerability of the U.S.-backed transitional government in a region where Islamic radicalism is gaining strength. Residents fled the streets as gun battles in the heart of the city. (Sudarsan Raghavan/The Washington Post)

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