Somali head admits militant gains[/url]
Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed has said
Islamist insurgents now control most of the country, and have advanced
to the edge of Mogadishu.
Mr Yusuf said there was no effective government in Somalia, and
that insurgents were now able to carry out attacks in the capital at
President Yusuf was at his gloomiest on Saturday, addressing Somali MPs in neighbouring Kenya.
He said the Islamist insurgency, which looked as though it had been
crushed two years ago following intervention by the Ethiopian army, was
now as strong as ever.