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AP | Abdi Guled and Katherine Houreld| August 5, 2011

 

Somali government troops opened fire Friday on hungry civilians, killing at least seven people, as both groups made a grab for food at a U.N. distribution site in the capital of this famine-stricken country, witnesses said.

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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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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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18 May, 2011

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 279th meeting held on 18 May 2011, discussed the issue of the protection of civilian populations in armed conflicts, on the basis of the Progress Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Development of Guidelines for the Protection of Civilians in African Union Peace Support Operations [PSC/PR/2(CCLXXIV)], as well as the statements made by the representatives of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). (more…)

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By: Asia News

April 2, 2011

Tripoli – The NATO airstrikes in Libya have left eight more civilian casualties in Sirte, especially women and children, and over 40 deaths among the ranks of the Gaddafi military. This is confirmed by Mgr. Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli. “The effects of war are being felt – says the archbishop – water, food and fuel are becoming scarce in the city.” Archbishop Martinelli points out that the bombs are crippling the population.

“Today – he continues – there were more than 50 abortions in the hospital in Tripoli, due to the the trauma of the war.” According to the archbishop “a bomb can not accurately destroy a military site, instead it has unforeseen consequences that can affect innocent people, homes and hospitals. If the purpose is to defend civilian life in reality, they are destroying it”. (more…)

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April 1, 2011
The US-led military alliance admits that its forces have killed dozens of civilians and wounded several others in the ongoing aerial attacks on key Libyan cities.

NATO said it will investigate reports that up to 40 civilians were killed in a Western bombing strike near the capital, Tripoli, a Press TV correspondent reported.

“I am aware of this news report and this is initial reporting. But NATO took over command of Operation Unified Protector at 06.00 this morning, we’re investigating and we will report the details once the investigation is complete,” Charles Bouchard, Commander of NATO operations in Libya said. (more…)

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