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allAfrica.com: Somalia: Severe Combat in Capital Overnight (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Somalia: Severe Combat in Capital Overnight (Page 1 of 1): "Armed groups attacked bases of the Somali government troops and their ally the Ethiopians in the Somali capital Mogadishu and this combat had effect on the inhabitant in the surrounding areas. The attacks carried to these troops occurred in two different places, along the industrial road. Both sides exchanged dissimilar kinds of weapons."

Jeering Shiites reject Iraq Baathist bill - Yahoo! News

Jeering Shiites reject Iraq Baathist bill - Yahoo! News: "BAGHDAD (AFP) - A long-awaited bill to allow members of Saddam Hussein's Sunni Baath party to return to public life in Iraq was tabled in parliament on Sunday but immediately rejected by jeering hardline Shiites. ADVERTISEMENT Washington regards the bill as vital to stuttering reconciliation efforts in Iraq and it has made its adoption one of 18 benchmarks by which the progress of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shiite-led government can be measured."

American-backed killer militias strut across Iraq - Times Online

American-backed killer militias strut across Iraq - Times Online: "IT WAS 9.30am when three men entered Haidar Musa’s sweet-shop and shot him repeatedly in the head as his eight-year-old daughter Zainab crouched in terror behind the counter. By midday his stricken wife Kahiriya had packed Zainab and four other children into a car with a few possessions and fled their home town of Abu Ghraib for a life of penury in Baghdad, 20 miles to the east. Eighteen months later, the six of them are living in a room that measures 12ft by 12ft, with a concrete floor. Its contents include a cooking pot, a sewing machine and thin sponge mattresses because this is their kitchen, sitting room and bedroom."