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The New York Times, By C J Chivers

5 May, 2011

MISURATA, Libya — The four fresh corpses, the remains of people recently killed in the shelling of Misurata, rested on the floor of an office in a small clinic. Each was wrapped in a dirty blanket. No one knew what to do with them, just as no one present had any idea of their names. (more…)

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By MOHAMED SHEIK NOR

The Associated Press

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The only ambulance service in war-torn Mogadishu said Wednesday that more than 4,200 bystanders have died in warfare the last two years, and a U.S. group that works to prevent civilian deaths said Somalia is more dangerous for civilians than Afghanistan or Iraq.

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12 September 2010
Source: BBC News

At least three Palestinians have been killed by shell fire near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, reports say.

Medical staff and witnesses said Israel had fired shells across the border near the town of Beit Hanoun in Gaza.

One report said the two of those killed were a 91-year-old man and his 33-year-old grandson.
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By Abdi Sheikh and Abdi Guled, Reuters

March 3, 2010

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/MGAE-837D79?OpenDocument

MOGADISHU, March 3 (Reuters) – Fighting between al Shabaab rebels and African Union (AU) troops in the heart of the capital Mogadishu killed at least 12 people and wounded 49, a human rights group and witnesses said on Wednesday. (more…)

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By JAMES DAO

Published: July 14, 2009

FORWARD OPERATING BASE ALTIMUR, Afghanistan — The call came just after dinner: a pickup truck carrying Afghan national police officers had hit a buried bomb, and all five officers inside were dead. (more…)

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Roshan Khan

June 29, 2009

Clashes and air strikes killed at least 27 militants and five civilians as fighting surged Monday across Pakistan’s northwest tribal belt, a Taliban stronghold, officials said. (more…)

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By The Wall Street Journal

Two car bombs tore through a crowded commercial district in Baghdad’s main Shiite district on Wednesday, killing at least 41 people, Iraqi police said.

The blasts went off in quick succession less than a week after bombings claimed more than 150 lives over a two-day span. The attacks have raised fears that suspected Sunni insurgents are regrouping and trying to reignite sectarian strife as the U.S. military begins to withdraw.

Sadr City is a former Shiite militia stronghold heavily guarded by Iraqi military. An offensive last year broke the control of militias over the district, and the area has been relatively quiet in recent months.

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