Posts Tagged ‘Al-Shaabab’

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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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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By Abdi Guled


MOGADISHU, April 20 (Reuters) – Five people were killed and seven injured in a mortar exchange between Somali government troops and Islamist insurgents, residents and medics said on Tuesday. (more…)

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SOURCE: Afrol News

April 19, 2010


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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Published: April 18, 2010


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


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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