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5/3/11

By: Malyun Ali

MOGADISHU (RBC) Somalia President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed claimed victory over Al-Shabab after a day-long fighting between government forces and the Al-Shabab rebels occurred in Garbaharey town of Gedo region.

The fighting broke out early on Monday morning after Al-Shahab fighters attacked government controlled town of Garbaharey which is the provincial capital of Gedo region.

At least 15 persons from the warring sides and civilians were killed in the fighting that ended in the evening of Monday while twenty more wounded people were taken to hospitals, health officials confirmed RBC Radio. (more…)

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By: Harriet Sherwood

April 11, 2011

Tens of thousands of children trapped in intense fighting in Misrata are in serious danger amid concern over a humanitarian crisis in the only city in western Libya not under the control of Muammar Gaddafi.

At least 20 children, mostly under the age of 10, have been killed in the besieged city in the past month, according to Unicef, the UN children’s agency. Many more have been injured by gunfire or shrapnel from mortars and tank shells. (more…)

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By: David S. Cloud
April 10, 2011

Nearly three miles above the rugged hills of central Afghanistan, American eyes silently tracked two SUVs and a pickup truck as they snaked down a dirt road in the pre-dawn darkness.

The vehicles, packed with people, were 3 1/2 miles from a dozen U.S. special operations soldiers, who had been dropped into the area hours earlier to root out insurgents. The convoy was closing in on them.

At 6:15 a.m., just before the sun crested the mountains, the convoy halted. (more…)

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By: Malalai Joya

April 10, 2011

The disgusting and heartbreaking photos published in March by the media are finally bringing the grisly truth about the war in Afghanistan to a wider public.

All the PR about this war being about democracy and human rights melts into thin air with these pictures of US soldiers posing with the dead and mutilated bodies of innocent Afghan civilians.

I must report that Afghans do not believe this be a story of a few rogue soldiers. We that is part and parcel of the entire military occupation. (more…)

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By: Bilal Sarwary

April 6, 2011

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an investigation into reports that a Nato-led raid killed a number of civilians earlier this week.

There have been conflicting accounts of what happened during the raid in the northern province of Sar-e Pol.

The local governor said five of those killed were civilians and only one was an insurgent. Nato says all those killed or arrested were militants. (more…)

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