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US warship fires on Somali village

Issue No. 2054

A US warship fired missiles on a village in north east Somalia on Friday of last week – a bombardment that was almost completely ignored by the British media.

Somalia has been torn apart by fighting ever since Ethiopian troops, backed by the US, invaded the country to oust a popular Islamist movement and install a puppet government.

The new Somali government claims that the US attack killed a dozen “international terrorists”, including British nationals.

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Tue 5 Jun 2007, 19:11 BST
Issue No. 2054
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