Some 565 people have been wounded during four days of heavy fighting. Ethiopian troops used tanks and attack helicopters in an offensive to crush insurgents linked to an Islamic group driven from power in December.
The dominant clan in Somalia's capital held talks with the Ethiopian military in a bid to prevent further bloodshed in Mogadishu, which remained calm for a second day Tuesday.
The leader of the executive council of the ousted Islamic Courts Union who is now in Doha, Qatar has spoken out the conflict in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia overnight.
In an interview with the Arabic Satellite TV, Al-Jazeera, Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed [leader of the executive council of the ousted Islamic Courts Union who is now in Doha, Qatar] dismissed the existence of the interim government.
SS @ Frontpage believes the US should do more to help the good guys win on this front in the War on Terror, where an insurgency lead by the Islamic Courts Union prevents peace.