US Somali air strikes 'kill many'
The air strikes are taking place just a few days after the Union of Islamic Courts, which had taken control of much of central and southern Somalia during the past six months, was routed by soldiers from Ethiopia and Somalia's transitional government. The US accuses the Islamists of having links to al-Qaeda - charges they deny.
Witnesses told the BBC Somali service that an area near the town of Afmadow was being bombed on Tuesday. The area was one of those hit on Monday, with unconfirmed reports of four civilians killed in the village of Hayo. "My 4-year-old boy was killed in the strike," Mohamed Mahmud Burale told the BBC from the area.
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