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March 26, 1993 | Reuters
U.S. military authorities have dropped charges against a Marine who shot and killed a 13-year-old Somali boy last month, military spokesman Col. Fred Peck said Thursday. Peck said officials decided "after careful review" that no action would be taken against Sgt. Walter Andrew Johnson, who killed Omar Ahmed Mohamed on Feb. 4. Johnson, who also wounded two bystanders, opened fire in the belief that the boy was about to drop something, probably an explosive device, into the marines' vehicle.
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July 15, 2001 | Associated Press
Heavily armed groups from rival clans clashed Saturday in some of the worst violence in Somalia's capital in months, killing 22 people and seriously wounding 25, health workers and witnesses said. Using assault rifles, antiaircraft guns and antitank weapons, fighters loyal to faction leader Muse Sudi Yalahow battled gunmen from a clan that supports the transitional government formed last year after a decade of chaos and violence.
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September 12, 1998 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The journey is the destination. --Dan Eldon * The telling of 22-year-old photojournalist Dan Eldon's brief, compelling life has become the common journey for studio and television executives scrambling for fresh material. A two-hour TBS documentary airing Sunday and a feature film in development at Columbia Pictures explore the story of the young Reuters photographer from different perspectives: one professional, the other personal.
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September 12, 1998 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The journey is the destination. --Dan Eldon * The telling of 22-year-old photojournalist Dan Eldon's brief, compelling life has become the common journey for studio and television executives scrambling for fresh material. A two-hour TBS documentary airing Sunday and a feature film in development at Columbia Pictures explore the story of the young Reuters photographer from different perspectives: one professional, the other personal.
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September 5, 1994 | Reuters
At least 17 people were killed and an unknown number wounded in clashes between rival clans in Somalia, which is fast slipping back into violence and anarchy, U.N. officials said Sunday. A woman and a child caught in cross-fire were among 10 dead in the southwestern town of Baidoa on Friday. Fighting broke out when members of one group tried to hijack a truck belonging to another, a U.N. official said.
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December 16, 1991 | Reuters
Two medical aid workers, a Belgian and a Somali, were shot and killed Sunday in the strife-torn Somali capital of Mogadishu, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. A communique from the international body's Geneva headquarters said that the unidentified Belgian was working for the Red Cross and the Somali for his country's Red Crescent Society.
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August 11, 1992 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 150 trucks were lined up in front of a makeshift partition of rusting sea containers closing off one end of the port of this crippled, starving capital. Armed men acting--or just posing--as security guards were everywhere, chatting, arguing or shouting at one another in familiar Somali style. Suddenly, an encounter turned ugly. The hubbub raised an octave; one man was shoved against a container.
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September 7, 1992 | From Associated Press
A shooting death on the airport tarmac forced a temporary suspension of relief flights to this capital over the weekend and heightened tensions between rival clans battling for control of the starving country. The killing Saturday of a security guard vividly illustrated the anarchy in Somalia, an East African nation in the grips of clan-based warfare and famine. Aid groups estimate that 2,000 people are dying daily and that 2 million lives are threatened.
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January 3, 1994 | Associated Press
Unidentified gunmen broke into a World Food Program compound in the southern city of Baidoa, killing one Somali and wounding another, U.N. officials said Sunday. A senior U.N. military official said it was premature to blame the Saturday night attack on Muslim extremists, but that U.N. analysts suspect the shootings may be part of a larger campaign against non-Muslim aid agencies.
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July 15, 2001 | Associated Press
Heavily armed groups from rival clans clashed Saturday in some of the worst violence in Somalia's capital in months, killing 22 people and seriously wounding 25, health workers and witnesses said. Using assault rifles, antiaircraft guns and antitank weapons, fighters loyal to faction leader Muse Sudi Yalahow battled gunmen from a clan that supports the transitional government formed last year after a decade of chaos and violence.
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September 5, 1994 | Reuters
At least 17 people were killed and an unknown number wounded in clashes between rival clans in Somalia, which is fast slipping back into violence and anarchy, U.N. officials said Sunday. A woman and a child caught in cross-fire were among 10 dead in the southwestern town of Baidoa on Friday. Fighting broke out when members of one group tried to hijack a truck belonging to another, a U.N. official said.
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September 1, 1994 | Associated Press
Gunmen opened fire on a field hospital in Somalia on Wednesday, killing three Indian doctors and wounding several other people, a U.N. spokesman said. The unidentified attackers apparently fired a rifle grenade or a mortar at the hospital in Baidoa, the spokesman said. It was not immediately clear how many people were wounded in the attack or who was responsible for the killings. The doctors were part of India's U.N. peacekeeping force, but also treated Somali civilians. On Aug.
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June 3, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Canadian officer faces up to three years in prison for the death of a Somali teen-ager during the U.N. famine relief mission, military officials said in Ottawa. Maj. Anthony Seward, 40, is the highest-ranking soldier convicted on a charge of negligence of duty in the death of Shldane Abukar Arone on March 16, 1993. Seward's superior, Lt. Col. Joseph Carol Mathieu, is also standing trial and entered a not-guilty plea in connection with Arone's death.
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March 21, 1994 | From the Washington Post
Two journalists working for an Italian television network were shot to death Sunday by gunmen who reportedly tried to hijack their vehicle. The victims were identified as reporter Ilaria Alpi, 28, and cameraman Miran Krovatin, 45, who were killed with a burst of rifle fire near the former Italian Embassy in the gutted ruins of downtown Mogadishu.
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January 10, 1994 | Associated Press
Witnesses said U.S. soldiers shot and killed a pregnant woman as she prepared for afternoon prayer at her tea stand Sunday. The shooting took place along a row of crowded market stalls about 500 yards from a point where Pakistani U.N. peacekeepers and American sharpshooters were stationed. U.S. military officials had no immediate comment.
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January 3, 1994 | Associated Press
Unidentified gunmen broke into a World Food Program compound in the southern city of Baidoa, killing one Somali and wounding another, U.N. officials said Sunday. A senior U.N. military official said it was premature to blame the Saturday night attack on Muslim extremists, but that U.N. analysts suspect the shootings may be part of a larger campaign against non-Muslim aid agencies.
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January 3, 1993 | Reuters
A British relief worker in Somalia was fatally shot Saturday by his own security guards after telling them he was cutting their wages, a U.S. military spokesman said. Marine Col. Fred Peck said today that Sean Devereux was shot within a U.N. compound in Kismayu. Devereux, 28, was the U.N. Children's Fund officer in charge in Kismayu, a major port 250 miles southwest of the capital that U.S. Marines and Belgian commandos have occupied since Dec. 20.
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September 1, 1994 | Associated Press
Gunmen opened fire on a field hospital in Somalia on Wednesday, killing three Indian doctors and wounding several other people, a U.N. spokesman said. The unidentified attackers apparently fired a rifle grenade or a mortar at the hospital in Baidoa, the spokesman said. It was not immediately clear how many people were wounded in the attack or who was responsible for the killings. The doctors were part of India's U.N. peacekeeping force, but also treated Somali civilians. On Aug.
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October 6, 1993 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The approaching trials of six Canadian soldiers charged in the death of a Somali civilian are casting a pall over this country's peacekeeping activities, at a time when the U.N. effort in Somalia is meeting increasing resistance in the United States. The courts-martial, scheduled to begin later this month, mark the first time that Canadian soldiers have been charged with torture while serving with U.N. forces. Not since 1974 has a Canadian peacekeeper been charged with murder.
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June 7, 1993 | ROBIN WRIGHT and JOSH FRIEDMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A shaken U.N. Security Council on Sunday night unanimously called for the arrest, trial and punishment of those behind the killings of 22 U.N. peacekeepers in Somalia over the weekend, one of the most devastating such attacks in the world body's history. The council also called on member countries to send more troops and heavy equipment to Somalia so that U.N. personnel there could disarm warlords who had brought widespread famine to the country before U.S.
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