Service - United Kingdom; Aug 2, 2001:
fighting is reported to have broken out in Jilib town between
the militia of the SRRC [Somali Restoration and Reconciliation
Council] and the alliance controlling the town of Kismaayo.
broke out in the town last night at 10 p.m. [1900 gmt] and
communication links to the town were cut off. Reports says
the fighting has now cooled down, but it is not yet clear
who controls the town.
the SRRC militia under the command of Gen [Sa'id Hirsi] Morgan
captured the town of Bu'aale.