Frightened Somalis fleeing an unpleasant by Islamist insurgents in their capital explained a hellish scene of putrefying corpses, serious hastily dug in gardens and neighborhoods compressed by mortars.
A number of of the fortunate ones who fled Mogadishu have arrived in immigrant camps in neighboring Kenya and somalia, but poor families not capable to take everyone faced agonizing choices over who could go and who have to be left behind.
"This is the most horrible I have ever seen it," said 74-year-old Abdullahi Mohammed Salah, who lost three sons in the past five months to a mortar round and gunfire. "Previous to it were just bullets. Now they are launching mortars all over."