Hundreds of people may have been killed in recent fighting in Somalia, which forced thousands of
others from their homes, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.
The Geneva-based organisation called the military escalation over the past 10 days "the heaviest fighting in a decade" in Somalia, which has suffered 15 years of civil conflict and a series of natural disasters, including severe floods. "There is no precise information on the number of casualties so far, but it may be assumed that hundreds have been killed," the ICRC said. (Reuters)