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Fighting in Somalia's capital killed over 80

2010-08-26 07:37:19 GMT2010-08-26 15:37:19 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A boy runs across Howlwadag Street in Mogadishu during the third day of fighting between Somali government forces and Islamist rebels in Mogadishu August 25, 2010.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Hizbul Islam fighter rests near the front line during the third day of fighting against Somali Government forces in Mogadishu August 25, 2010. Somali Islamistrebels pushed towards the presidential palace late on Tuesday but were repelled by heavy shelling by government troops, an army officer said on Wednesday.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Somali Government forces take up a position during clashes with Al-Shabaab insurgents, in Mogadishu, Wednesday, Aug, 25, 2010. Fighting in Somalia's capital flared for a third straight day Wednesday, killing eight people and pushing the week's death toll past 80 as insurgents tried to force government troops back toward the presidential palace, officials said.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Hizbul Islam fighters move to the front line during the third day of fighting against Somali Government forces in Mogadishu August 25, 2010. Somali Islamistrebels pushed towards the presidential palace late on Tuesday but were repelled by heavy shelling by government troops, an army officer said on Wednesday.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Fighting in Somalia's capital flared for a third straight day Wednesday, killing eight people and pushing the week's death toll past 80 as insurgents tried to force government troops back toward the presidential palace, officials said.

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