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    INTRODUCTION: Somalia has accused Ethiopia of launching air and land attacks on its territory to focus world attention on the conflict in the Horn of Africa.

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    GV People walking among rubble in centre of Galcayo
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    GV PAN Damaged walls of buildings, with debris on ground
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    SV Bombed out interior of building
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    GV PAN INTERIOR Damaged mosque
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    GV EXTERIOR Wrecked building
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    GV Damaged roof of bank TILT DOWN debris on floor
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    GV People walking among ruins
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: Somalia has accused Ethiopia of launching air and land attacks on its territory to focus world attention on the conflict in the Horn of Africa. President Siad Barre claims the raids were timed to precede Wednesday's summit meeting (24 June) in Nairobi of the 50-nation Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The summit is expected to discuss the Ethiopian/Somali dispute over the Ogaden, scene of heavy fighting in 1977 and 1978. Ethiopia won the war with the help of Cuban troops and a huge infusion of Soviet aid. Ethiopia has denied bombing Somali towns and suggests the Somalis fabricated the reports to prompt the United States into accelerating arms deliveries.

    SYNOPSIS: This is Galcayo, one of the six towns and villages in central Somalia, bombarded by aircraft.

    Officials said the remains of 26 bodies had been dug out from under the rubble and rescuers were still looking for another 20 people, believed missing. The death toll from the eight separate attacks has been put at 47, with at least 100 people injured. Most of Galcayo's residents fled to the surrounding bush following the first of the attacks, and the damage was mainly confined to the shopping area and a mosque on the outskirts of the town. The Somalia government claims three children were killed and another seven were injured during an air raid on a school in nearby Gabilay.

    Somalia has raised the attacks on its territory with the United Nations, but has not called for Security Council action.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZ7QBDDT7V1CH9CUGUYODQPPL
    Media URN:
    VLVACZ7QBDDT7V1CH9CUGUYODQPPL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
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