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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The Telegraph|September 8 2011
Baha Mousa, an innocent civilian, welcomed the British forces who occupied his hometown of Basra in April 2003, because their arrival signalled the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
But less than half a year later the 26 year-old father-of-two had suffered a brutal, humiliating death at the hands of a small number of British soldiers he saw as liberators.
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.
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REUTERS | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | August 10, 2011
Syrian tanks stormed two northwestern towns near the border with Turkey on Wednesday, expanding a military offensive to crush protests, local residents said a day after Ankara pressed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to end killings of civilians.
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