At least 26 people were killed during armed clashes on Sunday between pro-government militias and Islamist insurgents near the Somali-Kenya border, Radio Garowe reports.
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BEIRUT (AP) — A barrage of gunfire by security forces that left residents cowering in their homes killed at least nine people and wounded several others Wednesday in Homs, a hotbed of opposition to President Bashar Assad’s autocratic regime, activists and residents said. Two others were shot dead during raids in Sarameen, in northern Syria.
In a step the opposition says shows the regime is intractable, a planned visit by the Arab League secretary general Wednesday to push Assad to make major concessions to defuse the 6-month-old crisis was called off at the last minute at the government’s request.
Air-force planes reportedly carried out two strikes over Abyan province, one of which mistakenly hit the Hamza mosque, its nearby hospital, and a police station in the town of Jaar on Monday, AP reported.
Posted in Air Strike, Body Count, Civilian Casualties, Government, Libya, NATO/Allies, North Africa, Property Damage, tagged air strikes, civilian casulaties, gaddafi, Libya, Nato, Zlitan on August 11, 2011 |
BBC | Matthew Price | August 11, 2011
The Libyan government has taken correspondents to Zlitan, to see the aftermath of a Nato strike that it says killed 85 civilians. Nato says it hit a military staging base. The BBC’s Matthew Price went along to weigh the competing claims.
A photocopied version of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea lay in the rubble. Next to it were school books, their pages fluttering in the light breeze. (more…)