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By IRIN

KARACHI, 28 May 2009 (IRIN) – The 24-hour curfew in Swat Valley, North West Frontier Province, which started on 18 May, has led to severe shortages of food, water and medicines, creating a humanitarian crisis, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

“People trapped in the Swat conflict zone face a humanitarian catastrophe unless the Pakistani military immediately lifts a curfew that has been in place continuously for the last week,” Brad Adams, HRW’s Asia director, said in a statement on 26 May.

“The government cannot allow the local population to remain trapped without food, clean water and medicine as a tactic to defeat the Taliban,” HRW said.
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By Edwin Fernandez
The Inquirer

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Three civilians, one of them a five-year-old boy, were killed in the crossfire when government forces and Moro rebels clashed in a village of Midsayap town in North Cotabato Thursday, police said Friday. (more…)

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by AFP

MOGADISHU (AFP) — At least 23 people were killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu when insurgents attacked camps housing African Union and Ethiopian troops on Thursday, triggering heavy clashes, witnesses and police said. (more…)

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by Press TV

Fighting in Mogadishu kills 40 civilians and injures over 65 as an African Union military aircraft defied a ban on planes using the capital’s airport. (more…)

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by AFP

MOGADISHU (AFP) — At least six people, including an African Union (AU) peacekeeper, were killed Sunday in two separate incidents in the Somali capital, witnesses and officials said. (more…)

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