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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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AFP | July 31, 2011

 

Armed men shot and killed a Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu on Sunday, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit Somalia’s war-ravaged capital.

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VOA News | July 28, 2011

At least six people are reported to have been killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu, as African Union and government forces battle to protect the flow of food aid against militant attacks.

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AFP | June 9, 2011

MOGADISHU — Two suicide bombers attacked the port in the Somalia capital Mogadishu Thursday, killing two civilian workers and also losing their own lives, witness and officials said. (more…)

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VOA News | Michael Onyiego | May 24, 2011

As international troops close in on Mogadishu’s Bakara market, a stronghold of the militant group al-Shabab, an analyst from the International Crisis Group is warning that seizing the critical position could prove to be complicated and costly.

Much of the military campaign in Somalia’s war-torn capital, Mogadishu, has been a battle for Bakara market.  Sitting on top of a hill in the city’s main business district, Bakara is a nerve center for much of southern Somalia, and has served as a stronghold for the al-Qaida-linked insurgent group al-Shabab for the past half decade. (more…)

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AFP

18 May, 2011

MOGADISHU — Shells fired in battles between insurgent militant Islamists and African Union forces at a Mogadishu market on Wednesday left at least 14 civilian dead, witnesses said.

“Nine victims died in two separate areas inside Bakara market, most of them women,” witness Idriss Ali told AFP. (more…)

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IRIN

17 May, 2011

Facilities in refugee camps in northeastern Kenya have been stretched to the limit, aid workers say, as more and more Somali refugees flee the conflict at home.

“Dadaab refugee camps continue to receive a significant number of new arrivals who are often very tired and exhausted, having travelled very far, sometimes from as far as [the Somali capital] Mogadishu, in some cases on foot [over 1,000km],” said Emmanuel Nyabera, spokesman for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), in Kenya. (more…)

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