Tag Archives: Soldiers

#WorldPoli: Somali Governor Says AU Soldiers Killed Civilians After Al-Shabab Ambush – #WorldPolitics

Forces belonging to the Africa Union Mission in Somalia have shot and killed seven civilians following an ambush by al-Shabab militants last week, a Somali governor told VOA Somali. The governor of the Lower Shabelle region, Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur, said he confirmed through meetings with local residents that five farmers …

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#WorldPoli: Burkina Faso Sees More Child Soldiers as Jihadi Attacks Rise – #WorldPolitics

DORI, BURKINA FASO – Awoken by gunshots in the middle of the night, Fatima Amadou was shocked by what she saw among the attackers: children. Guns slung over their small frames, the children chanted “Allahu akbar,” as they surrounded her home in Solhan town in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region. Some …

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#WorldPoli: Experts: Boko Haram Recruiting Children as Soldiers, Suicide Bombers – #WorldPolitics

ABUJA/WASHINGTON – The militant group Boko Haram continues to recruit children and use them in battlefields across Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad, officials and experts say. While it has suffered major military losses in the Lake Chad Basin, the extremist group seems to be adopting new strategies to revive its …

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