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Al-Shabab Fighters Attack Somali Border Town

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Heavy fighting broke out Friday near Somalia’s border with Kenya, as al-Shabab fighters attacked a town controlled by forces loyal to Somalia’s transitional government. The militant Islamist group carried out the attack on the southern Somali town of Dhobley, five kilometers from the border with Kenya. Witnesses say forces loyal to the government later regained […]

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Nigerian Authorities Find 12 Bodies in Oil-Rich State

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities have discovered 12 unidentified bodies in a village in the southern part of the country. Officials in Nigeria’s Rivers state said Friday the bodies were found in the village of Uni Ikata, which lies in the country’s oil-rich southern delta region. Nigerian police say the cause of death is not immediately clear, and […]

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Somalia: Al-Shabaab Fighters Attack Southern Somali Border Town

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Shabaab fighters have attacked a southern Somali border town controlled by forces loyal to Somalia’s transitional government. The militant Islamist group carried out the attack early Friday on the town of Dhobley, just five kilometers from the country’s border with Kenya. Heavy artillery fighting between the two sides was reported, but there were no immediate […]

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Amnesty Accuses Thai Muslim Insurgents of War Crimes

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 2:42 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says Muslim rebels waging an insurgent campaign in three southern provinces of Thailand have committed war crimes by deliberately targeted civilians. Nearly 5,000 people have been killed in the provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat since 2004. In a report released Tuesday, the human rights group says civilians from all walks of life, […]

Amnesty Accuses Thai Muslim Insurgents of War Crimes

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 2:42 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says Muslim rebels waging an insurgent campaign in three southern provinces of Thailand have committed war crimes by deliberately targeted civilians. Nearly 5,000 people have been killed in the provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat since 2004. In a report released Tuesday, the human rights group says civilians from all walks of life, […]

13 Militants, 2 Soldiers Killed in Philippines Clash

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the southern Philippines say 13 suspected Muslim militants and two soldiers were killed Sunday in a clash between members of a little-known rebel group and government troops on Jolo island. A military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Randolph Cabangbang, said about 50 young gunmen attacked the Marine outpost in Sulu province, triggering a two-hour battle. […]

15 Dead in Philippines Clash

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 9:08 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine authorities say 13 suspected Muslim militants and two marines were killed Sunday in the southern Philippines, when a little-known rebel group attacked a military outpost on Jolo island. A military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Randolph Cabangbang, said about 50 gunmen attacked the garrison, triggering a two-hour battle near a village in Sulu province. He said […]

14 Killed in Philippines Clash

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 12:58 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine authorities say suspected Muslim militants and government troops clashed in the southern Philippines Sunday in a battle that killed 12 insurgents and two marines. Associated Press reports that marine commander Colonel Romeo Tanalgo says gunmen attacked marines before dawn as they guarded a school construction site in Talipao township in Sulu province. He said […]

UN, Ivory Coast Increase Military Presence at Liberia Border

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 3:36 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations and Ivory Coast are sending more troops to patrol the West African nation’s border with Liberia after a deadly clash there killed at least 23 people. Ivory Coast military spokesman Alla Kouakou told reporters Monday the death toll from the attack last week includes at least 19 civilians. Officials and residents are […]

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Bangladeshi Islamists, Police Clash in Dhaka Protest, 50 Injured

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Supporters of Bangladesh’s main Islamic party have fought with police during a violent protest in Dhaka to demand the release of jailed Islamist leaders. The activists belonging to the Jamaat-e-Islami party set fire to at least 12 vehicles and threw rocks at police, who used batons to try to break up Monday’s protest. Bangladeshi media […]

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