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3/28/11

During the annual joint meeting of the Ministers of Finance and economy of the African Union, Commissioner Piebalgs confirmed European Commission’s support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by announcing an additional EUR 65.9 million to help keep the peacekeeping force in place and provide them with the means to do their job more easily, including medical care, transport and allowances. (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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Source: Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Date: 15 Feb 2011

MOGADISHU — Somali soldiers opened fire to break up a pro-peace demonstration in Mogadishu on Tuesday, sparking an exchange with other government forces that left three people dead and 11 wounded. (more…)

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Der Spiegel
07/09/2009

Behind closed doors, the German government is slowly but surely changing the rules for combat on Afghanistan, allowing its forces to take a more offensive approach. At the same time, German popular support for the “war” that no one wants to a call war continues to decline. (more…)

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