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US 'horrified' by Somali girls' execution

WASHINGTON,(dillapress.com) — The United States on Friday voiced horror at the executions of two girls by Somalia's Shebab, saying it showed the Al-Qaeda-inspired group's disregard for the nation's people.

Witnesses said that a Shebab firing squad on Wednesday shot dead two teenage girls accused of spying in front of hundreds of residents in the central town of Beledweyne.
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Somalia: Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin Issue #42, 22-29 October 2010

Belet Xaawo has been relatively calm following heavy fighting between pro-Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces and Al Shabaab on 18 and 21 October. On 27 October, sporadic shooting by Al Shabaab targeting TFG forces, was reported.

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Mother unlawfully killed child doused in acid, jury finds

Iman Omar Yousef outside court

Iman Omar Yousef outside court. Photograph: David Jones/PA


Iman Omar Yousef stabbed her three-year-old daughter repeatedly before dousing body in acid, court heard.

A woman unlawfully killed her three-year-old daughter before dousing her body in acid, a jury found today.

The body of Alia Ahmed Jama was discovered by police at the home she shared with her mother, Iman Omar Yousef, in Erdington, Birmingham, on 13 February.

Birmingham crown court heard that the child had been stabbed repeatedly and acid had corroded her skin, bones and internal organs.

Yousef, 25, an asylum seeker from Somalia who suffers from schizophrenia, was initially charged with Alia's murder, but Mr Justice Flaux ruled that she was unfit to plead to the charge and jurors were instructed to consider whether she committed the act of unlawfully killing her daughter.

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Two teenage girls executed by Somali militants

BALADWEYNE,(Dillapress.com) -- A Somali militant group publicly executed two teenage girls Wednesday after accusing them of being spies for the Somali government, according to the group, eyewitnesses and a relative of one of the girls.

"Those two girls were evil and they were spies for the enemy (the Somali government), but the mujahedeen caught them and after investigation, they admitted their crime, so they have been executed," said Sheikh Yusuf Ali Ugas, commander of Al-Shabaab in Beledweyne, a town in central Somalia.

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Lieutenant-Colonel David Rose

Lieutenant-Colonel David Rose, who has died aged 98, was awarded a DSO during active service in British Somaliland and a Bar while commanding a battalion of the Black Watch in the Korean War.

In 1940 British Somaliland was defended by a small force mainly composed of colonial troops, with the 2nd Battalion the Black Watch (2 BW) held in reserve.

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