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Sunday
Jun102012

Two Days of Libyia Clashes Kill at Least 16

Hemera/Thinkstock (KUFRA, Libyia) -- At least 16 people have been killed in two days of fighting between government troops and tribal fighters in the southern Libyian town of Kufra, BBC News reports.

Government officials said the fighting began after members of the Toubou tribe attacked a checkpoint and tried to steal vehicles from a nearby security building. But Toubou tribe representatives said that security forces attacked them and accused them of trying to "exterminate" them, says the BBC.

Women and children were among the 16 killed and dozens of others were injured in the clashes. Correspondents say the actual death toll could be much higher, according to the BBC.

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Sunday
Apr032011

UN Pulls Out Workers as Ivory Coast Violence Continues

SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images(ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast) -- As fighting continues in the Ivory Coast, the United Nations on Sunday began pulling some of its employees from its base in Abidjan.

According to published reports, the U.N. plans to evacuate approximately 200 of its workers as rival groups continue to do battle in Abidjan. There are also reports that French troops have taken control of the airport, allowing it to be re-opened.

Intercommunal violence in the western Ivory Coast city of Duekoue has left at least 800 people dead.

The violence is part of a continued political upheaval between forces loyal to the UN-recognized president Alassane Ouattara and the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo.

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