Cease fire agreement between two groups in Makadishu
Somalia, Local, 9/7/2002
Two warring groups who had been fighting each other since Tuesday in the Somali capital Makadishu on Thursday signed a ceasefire agreement and pulled out their forces from the quarters where the battles took place.
This agreement which was finalized following clashes that took place on Tuesday and Thursday and resulted in killing 17 persons and wounding 38 others, was signed by representatives for the two sides, namely Aghonyar and Warsanghili, two tribes from Abghal clan. Abghal's political official Hussein Hajji Boud played the role of the mediator in the said cease fire agreement. Boud told the press that halting the bloodshed is a great success. He added that several innocent people were killed since the beginning of the acts of violence in Fagha quarters to the north of Makadishu.
Following the signing of the agreement Fagha quarters was declared as an area free from weapons.
Somalia which does not have an effective central government since 1991 has been witnessing continued battles between militias headed by warlords from warring communities.
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