While the majority of Islamic militia fighters left Mogadishu this past week without incident, it is not believed that the relative calm in the city will continue for long. Somalia has suffered through an internal civil war and several failed peace talks [BBC timeline] since the collapse of civilian government in 1991. The Islamic Courts [BBC profile], reportedly the most popular political party in the country, were seeking to promote Islamic law rather than clan allegiance, even though all but one of the 11 courts come from the same clan. CBC has more.
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