Burma The Burmese army is attacking Karen rebels near the Ler Per Her camp in eastern Karen state, reports BBC. The conflict has created a new wave of refugees:
The Karen Human Rights Group, a Thai-based humanitarian group, put the number of refugees at about 3,000 – and so too did a Thai army official speaking to local media.
Somalia Al-Shabab rebels have been destroying Sufi mosques and gravesites in southern Iraq, According to BBC, “There is evidence that the anger is stirring the usually peaceful Sufis to take up arms and fight back against al-Shabab.”
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