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Somalia fighting intensifies as African Union troops make gains in Mogadishu | guardian.co.uk

Heavy fighting has broken out in Somalia’s capital with African Union peacekeepers encountering resistance as they pushed to Mogadishu’s outskirts for the first time, the latest move in an offensive against Islamist insurgents.

Hundreds of residents fled a northern Mogadishu neighbourhood after waking on Friday to the sound of mortars and gunfire. AU troops have largely pushed al-Shabab militants out of the city over the last year but pockets of resistance remain.

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