Somalia: February 26, 2003


Hundreds of families fled their homes in Mogadishu's densely populated southwestern Medina district, after fierce clashes between rival militia factions broke out on February 26. Over 50 people had been killed, most of them civilians caught in the crossfire. In one incident, a mortar bomb landed on a Koranic school, killing eight schoolchildren and their teacher. While some families remained to safeguard their homes from looting militiamen, Medina was described as a "ghost town". - Adam Geibel




Help Keep Us From Drying Up

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling.

Each month we count on your contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage.
Subscribe   Contribute   Close