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Writethru: Somali Islamist group says "ready for dialogue" over Mogadishu airport ban MOGADISHU, Oct.
Somali Islamist group says "ready for dialogue" over Mogadishu airport ban MOGADISHU, Oct.
Excerpt from report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 9 October [Presenter] A passenger flight has landed in Mogadishu's Adan Adde International Airport a short while ago as the airport has been closed for more than 20 days now following the ban by Al-Shabab.
Excerpt from report by privately-owned Somali Shabeelle Media Network website on 7 October Over 100 clan elders from the Hawiye have today asked Al-Shabab to reopen Mogadishu airport following a meeting in Mogadishu.
Text of report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 6 October [Presenter] The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia [TFG] has said that the Adan Adde International Airport [Mogadishu] is not closed to the government and that only civilian flights have been banned.
Text of report by privately-owned Somali Radio Simba website on 5 October The spokesman of the African Union Mission in Somalia [AMISOM] commenting on the continuous attacks on residential areas in Mogadishu, has denied AMISOM troops have been carrying out the attacks.
Text of report by Somali opposition Radio Voice of Mudug on 1 October A military cargo aircraft carrying equipment for African Union peacekeepers in Somalia landed safely at the Adan Adde International airport in Mogadishu, with no sign of attack from the Al-Shabab Islamic Movement.
Text of report in English entitled "Al-Shabab defends attacks on Mogadishu's airport" published by Somali pro-Puntland government Garoweonline website on 23 September A spokesman for an Islamist guerrilla group waging an insurgency in Somalia claimed responsibility for yesterday's mortar attack on the capital Mogadishu's international airport, Radio Garowe reported Tuesday [23 September].
Text of report by Swedish-based Somali website Somaliweyn on 23 September The Islamic administration that controls Jowhar, the capital of Shabeellaha Dhexe region, has denied that flights are diverting from Mogadishu Airport to Jowhar airport.
Writethru: Forty die in Mogadishu shelling MOGADISHU, Sept.
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