Al-Shabab militants create chaos, pain for Somalis

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Nathar Abubakar (standing), 26, owned a shop in Mogadishu that was near the hotel. She witnessed the fight between the al-Shabaab fighters and African Union soldiers. She now lives in a refugee camp in the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo by Tonny Onyulo, courtesy of USA Today

Nathar Abubakar (standing), 26, owned a shop in Mogadishu that was near the hotel. She witnessed the fight between the al-Shabaab fighters and African Union soldiers. She now lives in a refugee camp in the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo by Tonny Onyulo, courtesy of USA Today

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MOGADISHU, Somalia — Al-Shabab militants have targeted government offices, U.N. facilities, the airport, the president's palace, hotels and restaurants in their bid to overthrow the government.

  • Sean V

    If only every single human being on planet earth woke up every morning and prayed as follows ;
    Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    Where there is injury, pardon;
    Where there is doubt, the faith;
    Where there is despair, hope;
    Where there is darkness, light;
    And where there is sadness, joy.

    O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
    To be understood, as to understand;
    To be loved as to love.

    For it is in giving that we receive;
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
    And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
    Amen. -St Francis.

    Hope all the troubled souls of this world find peace within themselves, today!

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