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Fighting nears Tripoli, where Quaddafi keeps grip on power

by Kareem Fahim and David D. Kirkpatrick New York Times February 23, 2010

BAIDA, Libya — As rebellion crept closer to the capital and defections of military officers multiplied, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi called on thousands of mercenaries and irregular security forces on Wednesday to defend his bastion in Tripoli, in what residents said was a desperate and dangerous turn ...

Somalis ‘at war’ with Ethiopia

by BBC News December 13, 2006

"All Somalis should take part in this struggle against Ethiopia," Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys said from Mogadishu. Fresh heavy fighting is reported near the weak Somali government's Baidoa base, amid fears conflict could plunge the entire Horn of Africa into crisis. ...