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By Tarek Amara

April 4, 2011
SFAX, Tunisia (Reuters) – Gaddafi forces using tanks and snipers are carrying out a “massacre” in Misrata with corpses on the streets and hospitals full of the wounded, evacuees said, with one describing the besieged city as “hell.”

Misrata, Libya’s third city, rose up with other towns against Muammar Gaddafi’s rule in mid-February, and it is now under attack by government troops after a violent crackdown put an end to most protests elsewhere in the west of the country.

“You have to visit Misrata to see the massacre by Gaddafi,” said Omar Boubaker, a 40-year-old engineer with a bullet wound to the leg, brought to the Tunisian port of Sfax by a French aid group. “Corpses are in the street. Hospitals are overflowing.” (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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AMRAN, 21 July 2010 (IRIN)

Clashes between Houthi-led Shia rebels and pro-government tribesmen in northern Yemen since late evening on 18 July have left 35 people dead and at least 30 injured, straining a fragile February ceasefire, an Amran local council member, told IRIN. (more…)

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MANILA, 21 May 2010 (IRIN) – Muslim separatists blamed for years of conflict and displacement on the southern island of Mindanao have agreed to help the government rid the area of unexploded ordnance and landmines. (more…)

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Reuters

By MANNY MOGATO

MANILA, July 25 (Reuters) – The Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group ordered its armed units to halt attacks on military targets on Saturday, a top guerrilla leader said, paving the way for the revival of peace talks stalled since August 2008.

“Effective today, we are suspending our military actions in all areas where our armed units are operating,” Mohaqher Iqbal, head of the rebels’ peace panel, told Reuters by telephone from a guerrilla base on the southern island of Mindanao.

On Thursday, the government ordered a unilateral truce in the south of the mainly Roman Catholic country to convince the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to return to negotiations to end 40 years of conflict that has killed 120,000 people. (more…)

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