Hundreds of people in war-torn Somali capital Wednesday, the last pockets of Islamist insurgents against Shebab than were fleeing ahead of the latest attack, officials and witnesses said.
"Some days we have stopped our military development, in order to evacuate trapped residents in neighborhoods the opportunity to give to," Lieutenant Colonel Abdulahi Ali Anod in Somalia, told reporters.
"People are fleeing the area to avoid injury, he said.
African Union and Somali government forces on Saturday launched an attack in north-eastern Mogadishu, al-Qaeda-linked rebels captured the strategic positions.
Witnesses said residents in northern Mogadishu district Suqaholaha trucks and donkey carts were on the product packaging.
Hundreds of civilians are fleeing - the situation is calm today, so during the lull in fighting is getting out, "Abdirisak Mohamud, a resident said.
Before people get too late, "Gure Ali, a resident said.
AU-led invasion in Mogadishu last week after Shebab worst suicide bombing killed at least 82 people and showed he is still able to wreak havoc in the city are deep.
Units of Mujahideen fighters in Mogadishu in the coming war to strengthen the city, "Shebab spokesman Sheikh Abdul Aziz Abu Musab said.
"The war will continue, and with the will of God, the enemy tried to take control of Mogadishu in will fail," he said.
Although the commanders of the 9,000-strong AU force in Mogadishu controlled 95 percent of the force said, it is overstretched and unable to upgrade to the war-ravaged city to ensure security.
Shebab a four-year battle in Mogadishu in August suddenly leave the majority of bases in the capital earlier had fought to topple the Somali government.
Analysts internal dissent, with fewer resources and support to his government failed to dislodge the bloody campaign to force said.