Amnesty: Civilians in Somalia Not Adequately Protected | East Africa | English

An African Union peacekeepers' tank is seen during clashes between the Somali government and insurgents in northern Mogadishu (File)n a new report published Thursday Britain-based watchdog Amnesty International says perpetrators of armed conflict in Somalia are not taking enough care to protect civilians. It says people in Mogadishu and other cities are regularly killed due to fighting between armed opposition groups and transitional government forces.Amnesty says armed opposition groups fire mortars and heavy artillery towards the bases of the Transitional Federal Government, or TFG, and the African Union peacekeeping force, AMISOM. And, the human rights group says the TFG (Transitional Federal Government) and AMISOM (African Union) respond with more mortars and heavy artillery resulting in too many weekly civilian casualties.

Amnesty: Civilians in Somalia Not Adequately Protected | East Africa | English

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