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The New York Times | Jeffrey Gettleman | August 1, 2011

The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the country and setting up a cantonment camp where it is imprisoning displaced people who were trying to escape Shabab territory.

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VOA News | July 28, 2011

At least six people are reported to have been killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu, as African Union and government forces battle to protect the flow of food aid against militant attacks.

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REUTERS | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | June 29, 2011

Syrian troops shot dead 11 villagers on Wednesday, residents said, as authorities pressed on with a tank-led assault that has driven thousands of refugees across the northwest border with Turkey.

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The Independent | Kim Sengupta in Idlib province | June 19, 2011

 

The houses looked abandoned, windows and doors locked, a broken shutter clattering in the wind.  Then, one by one, they began to appear from their hiding places, mainly women and children, a few elderly people. The residents of this village had learned to their cost that being caught unawares in this violent conflict could have lethal consequences. (more…)

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The New York Times | Isabel Kershner | June 7, 2011

DAMASCUS – Gunmen from a pro-Syrian Palestinian organization shot and killed as many as 14 people during a protest at a Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus on Monday, WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency, reported on Tuesday.

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Reuters, By Fredrik Dahl

April 17 2011

TUNIS, April 17 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Libyans fleeing attacks by pro-government forces in a remote and mountainous western region poured across the border into neighbouring Tunisia on Sunday, a resident and refugees said.

The violence in the Western Mountains region, a sparsely-populated area, has received little of the international attention given to attacks on cities on the coast such as Misrata and Ajdabiyah. (more…)

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UN News Centre

April 14, 2011

While swift and decisive global action saved thousands of lives in Libya, the humanitarian situation is deteriorating and requires concerted efforts by the United Nations and the international community, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today at a meeting in Egypt. (more…)

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