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Airstrike Kills Deputy Leader of IS in Somalia – 14.4.19

The deputy leader of the Islamic State group in Somalia has been killed in an airstrike, a Somali regional minister told VOA. Abdisamad Mohamed Gallan, security Minister of the Puntland region, told VOA Somali the airstrike that killed Abdihakim Mohamed Ibrahim, known as Dhoqob, took place Sunday between the villages of Hol Anod and Hiriro. Gallan said the strike hit ...

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SOMALIA 2017/2018

SOMALIA 2017/2018 Drought led to mass displacement and emergency levels of food insecurity. Up to three civilians were reported to have been killed in US air and drone strikes. Kenya continued its voluntary repatriation scheme for Somalis from Dadaab refugee camp and stopped registering new arrivals from Somalia. The armed group al-Shabaab and the authorities severely restricted journalists in their ...

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Human Rights Violations in Somalia for 23 Years

Human Rights Violations in Somalia for 23 Years The history of human rights violations against Somali citizens by their government under the rule of Siad Barre contributed to an overthrow that forced him to flee in 1991. The subsequent power vacuum led to the Somali civil war that continues to rage on to this day. For over 23 years, Somalia ...

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Somalia – World Report 2018: Somalia | Human Rights Watch

Somalia’s armed conflict, abuses by all warring parties, and a new humanitarian crisis continue to take a devastating toll on civilians. Hundreds of civilians were killed in indiscriminate attacks by the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab, particularly in Mogadishu. Military operations against Al-Shabab, at times in violation of the laws of war, by Somali government forces and militia, African Union Mission ...

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Gang Rape and Murder of 12-year-old Girl Sparks Outrage in Somalia

Somali women MPs in the parliament NAIROBI, KENYA —  The gang rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Somalia has sparked outrage, demonstrations and calls for authorities to use a landmark 2016 law to secure justice, in a country where violence against women is rarely punished. Aisha Ilyes Aden was abducted at a market in northern Puntland’s Galkayo town ...

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USA/Somalia: Shroud of secrecy around civilian deaths masks possible war crimes

Forensic investigation yields credible evidence 14 civilians were killed in just five strikesMore than 100 strikes by US drones and manned aircraft since early 2017Strikes in Somalia tripled under Trump, outpacing Yemen and Libya combined The US government must carry out impartial, thorough investigations into credible evidence its rapidly escalating air strikes in Somalia have killed numerous civilians, Amnesty International ...

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US air strikes killed Somali civilians – Amnesty

US air strikes have been killing civilians in Somalia, in a possible violation of international humanitarian law, Amnesty International says. The rights group said it had recorded 14 civilian deaths in five recent air strikes on territory held by jihadist al-Shabab militants. The US has stepped up its air war in Somalia, carrying out 110 strikes in the past two ...

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Somalia: Female Journalist Assassinated

03.12.2015-Today, Hinda Xaaji Maxamed Jaamac is assassinated shortly after coming out from the university by C/risaaq Maxamed Barrow known amongst alshabaab as (Macalin Maxamed) and Xasan Nuur Cali known amongst alshabaab as (Sheekh Aweys).  – see video in the following link ( https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FEbDABPGm4E )

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