Publication time: 13 November
They vanished into thin air a few days after the war broke out, to the disappointment of supporters and shock of the enemy, but Islamic Courts fighters are slowly taking back the capital Mogadishu.
"The security situation has improved greatly since their return," Yahiya Jamali, a resident of Essi Abadi neighborhood in northeast Mogadishu, told IslamOnline.net.
Residents say Islamic Courts fighters have seized control of at least six of the capital's 16 neighborhoods.
They also control the Bakari central market, Somalia's largest marketplace, and the headquarters of the post and communications companies, according to witnesses.
The fighters are patrolling the streets in broad daylight to enforce law and order in the inflammable capital.
"Thieves have vanished since Islamic Courts fighters began roaming the streets," said Mohammed Hefo from Homr Jadid
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