Clashes add to Somalis' plight

Women and children are bearing brunt of country's long-running civil war.

    IN DEPTH

      Who are al-Shabab?
      Riz Khan: Al-Shabab: A regional threat?
      The Rageh Omaar Report: How young Somalis get radicalised

    Heavy clashes in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has flared for the third consecutive day,leaving six people dead - taking the death toll to more than 60 in two days.

    Another 25 people were injured in the latest attacks on Wednesday, in the Bakara market area.

    Battles between government forces, backed by African Union troops, and al-Shabab fighters continued on several fronts in the north and south of the capital.

    Both sides claim they are winning the fight. However, as Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports, it is the civilians caught in the middle who are suffering most.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.