War Reports | June 17, 2009 | Somalia, Pakistan, DR Congo


Somalia Intense fighting continues in the capital city of Mogadishu, and BBC reports that the police chief of Mogadishu was killed as government forces attacked insurgent bases.

Pakistan BBC reports that Pakistan army troops are massing for a major offensive in South Waziristan. Fighting continues in Upper Dir and the Swat valley.

Congo DR Congo troops fired on a UN base, according to BBC:

A senior UN peacekeeper told the BBC that army commanders are not handing over soldiers’ wages.

The army and UN forces are conducting an offensive in the region against ethnic Hutu rebels many of whom fled to DR Congo after the Rwandan genocide.

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