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WORLD IN BRIEF : SOMALIA : Medicines Sought as Combat Intensifies

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Intensified fighting was reported in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, and Western doctors who have established a hospital in the war-torn city appealed for additional medical supplies to treat the wounded. “The situation is deteriorating rapidly,” a spokeswoman at the Italian Embassy in Nairobi said. She said the fighting prevented the Italians from sending aircraft to rescue more foreigners from Mogadishu or to deliver medical supplies to 10 doctors who have set up a neutral hospital.


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