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Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Date: 19 Mar 2011
By Adel Zaanoun (AFP)

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Gaza militants fired dozens of shells into Israel Saturday, wounding two people, and Israel pounded Gaza in return, injuring at least five Palestinians and cutting power. (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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Source: Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Date: 02 Oct 2010

At least seven Somali civilians were killed Saturday in a fire fight between African Union forces and hardline Islamist rebels, medical officials said.

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By Associated Press

KABUL (AFP) — A joint inquiry by the NATO-led international force in Afghanistan and Afghan authorities has concluded that eight civilians were killed during a recent battle with insurgents in the south.

Civilian casualties are a highly sensitive issue in Afghanistan where some 70,000 foreign troops are deployed to help Kabul’s Western-backed government fight an increasingly bloody insurgency.

The deaths of civilians during foreign military operations are a key source of friction between Washington and Kabul (more…)

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By ASIF SHAHZAD
The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Afghan refugees ordered out of a Pakistani war zone begged Tuesday for bus fares and flowed over the border into their homeland, worsening a humanitarian crisis resulting from an army offensive against Taliban militants, officials said.

Pakistan has told 50,000 Afghans to leave the Bajur tribal region, accusing them of links to militants that used the remote and impoverished area as a base for attacks on both sides of the frontier. (more…)

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Pakistan Angry as Strike by U.S. Kills 11 Soldiers
By CARLOTTA GALL and ERIC SCHMITT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — American air and artillery strikes killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers during a clash with insurgents on the Afghan border on Tuesday night, a development that raised concerns about the already strained American relationship with Pakistan.

The strikes underscored the often faulty communications involving American, Pakistani and Afghan forces along the border, and the ability of Taliban fighters and other insurgents to use havens in Pakistan to carry out attacks into neighboring Afghanistan. (more…)

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