Posts Tagged ‘Islamist militants’

The New York Times | Jeffrey Gettleman | August 1, 2011

The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the country and setting up a cantonment camp where it is imprisoning displaced people who were trying to escape Shabab territory.


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Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya — African Union peacekeepers are indiscriminately shelling residential areas of Somalia’s capital, according to internal AU reports reviewed by The Associated Press.

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Source: Wall Street Journal

July 21, 2010


WASHINGTON—U.S. Special Operations Forces have begun venturing out with Pakistani forces on aid projects, deepening the American role in the effort to defeat Islamist militants in Pakistani territory that has been off limits to U.S. ground troops. (more…)

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MOGADISHU, June 19 (Reuters) – Gun fights between Somali government troops and Islamist rebels in the capital Mogadishu has killed 20 people, including more than a dozen civilians, officials said on Saturday. (more…)

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SOURCE: Afrol News

April 19, 2010


The Islamist armed group al-Shabaab is subjecting inhabitants of the large tracts it controls in southern Somalia to “killings, cruel punishments, and repressive social control,” according to new documentation. Women are especially targeted. This is concluded in a 62-page report released today by the US-based group Human Rights Watch, looking into systematic human rights violations in war-ravaged Somalia. Based on over 70 interviews with victims and witnesses, the report describes harsh punishments including amputations and floggings, which are meted out regularly and without due process. (more…)

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