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AFP | June 21, 2011

 

At least six people were killed Tuesday when a minibus carrying civilians struck a roadside bomb in the Somali capital, witnesses said.

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by VOA News | June 2, 2011

 

MOGADISHU – New clashes in Somalia’s capital have killed at least 17 people, as pro-government troops continue to battle militants for control of a popular commercial site.

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By MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED
Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya — African Union peacekeepers are indiscriminately shelling residential areas of Somalia’s capital, according to internal AU reports reviewed by The Associated Press.
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19 July 2010 Last updated at 07:25 ET
By Mohamed Olad Hassan BBC News, Mogadishu

Al-Shabab has been fighting government and African troops
Ten children were injured when a shell struck a Koranic school in Mogadishu, during fresh fighting between Somali troops and al-Shabab Islamist rebels.
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SOURCE: Afrol News

April 19, 2010

http://www.afrol.com/articles/35981

The Islamist armed group al-Shabaab is subjecting inhabitants of the large tracts it controls in southern Somalia to “killings, cruel punishments, and repressive social control,” according to new documentation. Women are especially targeted. This is concluded in a 62-page report released today by the US-based group Human Rights Watch, looking into systematic human rights violations in war-ravaged Somalia. Based on over 70 interviews with victims and witnesses, the report describes harsh punishments including amputations and floggings, which are meted out regularly and without due process. (more…)

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By REUTERS
Published: April 18, 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/04/18/world/international-us-somalia-conflict.html?_r=1

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A land mine blast in the Somali capital Mogadishu killed eight people, and mortar rounds fired by insurgents at the city airport as the president returned killed six, eyewitnesses and medics said Sunday. (more…)

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Source: Reuters

April 12, 2010

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LDE63B1KW.htm

MOGADISHU, April 12 (Reuters) – Fighting between Somali government forces and Islamist rebels in the capital Mogadishu killed at least 13 civilians on Monday and rescue services said the death toll was likely to rise further. (more…)

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