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MOGADISHU, 7 April 2011 (IRIN) – Fighting between pro-government forces and Al-Shabab in Mogadishu has made it much harder for residents to access the Somali capital’s economic heart, Bakara market. (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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MOGADISHU — Fresh fighting broke out in Mogadishu on Friday as pro-government forces and their African Union backers continued an offensive against Al Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists, sources said. (more…)

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HARGEISA, 10 February 2011 (IRIN) – More than 3,000 people have been displaced from settlements in Somaliland’s eastern region of Toghdeer following a five-hour-long battle on 7 February between the Somaliland National Army and clans loyal to the Sool, Sanag and Cayn (SSC) milita group. (more…)

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Date: 25 Jan 2011

Republic of Somalia
The Ministry of Information,
Posts & Telecommunications
Communications Office

This morning,four civilians were hurt at an incident in which an AMISOM soldier opened fire to disperse a crowd near their camp. The crowd gathered at a car accident nearby at KM4 area near the airport. (more…)

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Source: Missionary International Service News Agency (MISNA)
Date: 26 Nov 2010
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/VVOS-8BKSZJ?OpenDocument

The conditions of civilians recovering in hospitals is “dramatic” and their conditions, because of the lack of medicine and medical equipment “is a serious cause of concern”, said Mohammed Yousuf, director of the Medina hospital in Mogadishu, one of the largest in Somalia.

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By MOHAMED SHEIK NOR

The Associated Press

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The only ambulance service in war-torn Mogadishu said Wednesday that more than 4,200 bystanders have died in warfare the last two years, and a U.S. group that works to prevent civilian deaths said Somalia is more dangerous for civilians than Afghanistan or Iraq.

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