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Associated Press, By Nahal Toosi and Ishtiaq Mahsud

April 18, 2011

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — When a mortar shell killed three people at his neighbor’s house, Munir Khan knew it was time for him and his family to pack up and leave his village near the Afghan border.

In doing so, they joined around 1 million other people still displaced as a result of fighting between Islamist militants and Pakistan’s army. (more…)

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April 12, 2010

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/201004130518.html

Somalia — At least 5 people have been killed and 9 others wounded after heavy shelling targeted to pats of Hodan and Hwal-wadag districts in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses told Shabwelle radio on Monday. (more…)

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Source: AllAfrica.com

April 1, 2010

http://allafrica.com/stories/201004020547.html

Somalia — To civilians were killed and several others injured after several mortars shells targeted to Karan district in north Mogadishu, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Thursday. (more…)

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Source: AllAfrica.com

March 29, 2010

http://allafrica.com/stories/201003290230.html

Somalia — Heavy conformation between the transitional government troops backing by the African Union troops AMISOM has broken out in parts of the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing one, wounding 5, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Monday. (more…)

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Mar 17, 2010
By Garowe Online
http://www.garoweonline.com/artman2/publish/Somalia_27/Somalia_3_killed_in_Mogadishu_fighting.shtml

At least three people are killed and 10 others injured on Tuesday in fresh shelling that rocked parts of Somalia’s restive capital Mogadishu, medics and witnesses said. (more…)

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Source: United Nations General AssemblyUnited Nations Human Rights Council

March 8, 2010

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/SNAA-83F7NS?OpenDocument

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Thirteenth session

Agenda item 10

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CAPACITY-BUILDING

There was a general expectation that the human rights situation in Somalia would improve with the relocation of the new Transitional Federal Government (TFG) to Mogadishu in early 2009. However, President Sheikh Sharif’s Government was heavily challenged by hardline Islamist opposition groups, principally Al Shabaab and Hisbul Islam, beginning with a big offensive for control of Mogadishu on 7 May 2009. Repeated, inaccurate and discriminate exchanges of mortar-fire between all parties have resulted in numerous civilian deaths and many injured, with bombs landing on civilian homes, market places and mosques, as well as provoking tens of thousands to flee the capital and other areas of the conflict. The extreme interpretations of Sharia law by armed opposition groups, mainly Al Shabaab and Hizbul Islam and local clan militias in control of Kismayo has led to severe corporal punishment like amputations and stoning that illustrates the extent to which violence still substitutes for the rule of law in many areas. Grave violations against women and children have been reported throughout the country, including the recruitment and use of children by all parties to the conflict. Reports of killing, maiming and sexual and gender-based violence as a result of the conflict are also rife. (more…)

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March 5, 2010

By Peter Beaumont, Guardian News

http://gulfnews.com/news/region/somalia/somalia-s-men-of-horror-1.590945

The plaque on the State House building in Hargeisa, capital of Somaliland, is an oblique commemoration to an event that never occurred. It was built in 1952 for a visit to the then British protectorate by the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II. She never came. (more…)

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