War Reports | June 5, 2009


Pakistan A bomb attack in the Northwestern district of Upper Dir killed 30 people at prayer in a mosque on Friday, reports BBC.

Somalia Fighting in central Somalia, near the town of Webho, claimed 10 lives as Islamist extremists clashed with Sufi fighters. Angered by desecration of Sufi graves by the al-Shabab group, the Sufi Ahlu Sunna Waljamea sect pledged support for the government of President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, according to BBC.

Sri Lanka Now that the war is over and the Tamil Tigers defeated or killed, the government is going after doctors who served in the conflict zones. BBC reports that the doctors were the only source of information on the war, since journalists were barred from the war zones.

The government says not a single civilian died as a result of its final offensive, despite international allegations to the contrary.

More than 250,000 civilians are still in refugee camps inside Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s foreign secretary, Palitha Kohona said that everyone in the camps must be carefully screened because it is “‘quite likely’ that even many elderly people were ‘with the LTTE, at least mentally.'”

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