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AFP | July 31, 2011

 

Armed men shot and killed a Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu on Sunday, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit Somalia’s war-ravaged capital.

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Mareeg Online

18 May, 2011

MOGADISHU (Mareeg) – Clashes erupted between Somali forces backed by AMSIOM and Al shabaab fighters inMogadishuon Wednesday killing at least 15 people and hurting 80 others. (more…)

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AllAfrica.com

13 May, 2011

Muqdisho — – Bitter Clashes between Somalia government forces supported militarily by African Union peacekeepers and Al shabaab fighters on Friday occurred in parts of Somalia’s war-torn capital Mogadishu. (more…)

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AMISOM troop surge pledged by Burundi and Uganda could make a difference in fight against Somali militants and ultimately, in the lives of civilians caught in the crossfire:

MOGADISHU, March 26 (Reuters)

by George Obulutsa; editing by Mark Heinrich

Uganda and Burundi said on Saturday they have committed 3,000 extra troops to the African Union mission in Somalia, bolstering the fight against insurgents. (more…)

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Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Date: 29 Oct 2010

UNHCR is alarmed by a fast deteriorating humanitarian situation at the northern part of the Kenya-Somali border. This week we have seen hundreds of Somalis continuing to flee clashes between Al-Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa, a militia group allied to the transitional Somali Government, in the Somali border town of Beled Hawo.

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Date: 29 Oct 2010

Belet Xaawo, Gedo (Southwest)

Belet Xaawo has been relatively calm following heavy fighting between pro-Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces and Al Shabaab on 18 and 21 October. On 27 October, sporadic shooting by Al Shabaab targeting TFG forces, was reported. No civilian casualties were reported. Displacement figures remain unclear, but various estimates indicate that between 65 – 80 percent of the population in Belet Xaawo has been displaced. Access remains a key concern for aid workers in the area.

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By Abdi Sheikh

MOGADISHU, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Four Ugandan peacekeepers were killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday when Islamist rebels fired mortars at the presidential palace, the African Union said. Six civilians were killed in a separate shelling incident between AU troops and fighters of the al Shabaab Islmaist group in the north of the city, ambulance services said. (more…)

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