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24 March 2011 Last updated at 20:10 ET
By Jon Donnison BBC News, Gaza City

In a smoke-filled and cardamom coffee-infused cafe in Gaza City all the talk is of this week’s violence. (more…)

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By Haaretz Service and DPA

02/23/2011

Eleven Palestinians were injured Wednesday when Israeli Defense Forces fired at a group of militants on the border with Gaza, Palestinian news agencies reported. (more…)

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Weekend article documents the killing and wounding of civilians after African Union peacekeeping forces and insurgents clash in residential districts.  While this report claims that 6 civilians were killed and 10 were injured, subsequent posting titled “Four civilians killed in Mogadishu clashes” report slightly different numbers.  Final counts on civilian casualties not yet published.

By MOHAMMED IBRAHIM and JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
Published: February 20, 2011

MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least 20 people were killed and dozens wounded in heavy fighting in Somalia’s capital over the weekend, as African Union forces attacked an extensive underground fortification system of trenches and tunnels used by Islamist insurgents. (more…)

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11-11-2010
Garowe Online

Fierce clashes between Somali government troops, backed by African Union (AU) forces, and al-Shabab fighters have left at least 11 people dead and 25 others injured in Mogadishu.
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Richmond Times-Dispatch

Wire Reports
November 3, 2010

Bombings and mortar strikes killed 76 people and wounded more than 200 others across Baghdad yesterday.

The blasts in at least 13 neighborhoods clearly were designed to hit civilians at restaurants and cafes where many Iraqis were gathered to enjoy the warm evening. The sophistication and the targets — Shiites — suggested that al-Qaida-linked Sunni militants were responsible.

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19 July 2010 Last updated at 07:25 ET
By Mohamed Olad Hassan BBC News, Mogadishu

Al-Shabab has been fighting government and African troops
Ten children were injured when a shell struck a Koranic school in Mogadishu, during fresh fighting between Somali troops and al-Shabab Islamist rebels.
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By REUTERS
Published: April 18, 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/04/18/world/international-us-somalia-conflict.html?_r=1

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A land mine blast in the Somali capital Mogadishu killed eight people, and mortar rounds fired by insurgents at the city airport as the president returned killed six, eyewitnesses and medics said Sunday. (more…)

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