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NATO bomb blitz rock Tripoli

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Jets screamed in low over the Libyan capital in the early hours of the morning, carrying out an unusually heavy bombardment over roughly three hours.

NATO struck at least four sites in Tripoli, setting off crackling explosions that thundered through the city overnight.

One strike hit a building that locals said was used by a military intelligence agency.

Another targeted a government building that officials said was sometimes used by parliament members.

It was not immediately clear what the other two strikes hit, but one of them sent plumes of smoke that appeared to come from the sprawling compound housing members of Gaddadfi's family, the Associated Press reported.

A NATO official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the alliance could not comment immediately on today's strikes in Tripoli but hoped to say something at a news conference later in the day.

The blasts came after NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said time was running out for Libyan leader Gaddafi.

He said Gaddafi "should realise sooner rather than later that there's no future for him or his regime" and would ultimately lose his decades-old grip on power given the "wind of change" sweeping the Arab world, the death of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and mounting pressure on the Taliban in Afghanistan.

NATO clarified that its bombing campaign was not specifically targeting Gaddafi.

"We do not target individuals," NATO's deputy spokeswoman Carmen Romero told Agence France-Presse in Brussels.

She said the bombing raid in Tripoli was part of the alliance's strategy of destroying Gaddafi's military machine as long as it threatened civilians, not an escalation of the campaign.

"We continue with the same strategy: to reduce the Gaddafi regime's capacity to hit civilians as much as possible," Romero said.

NATO will "continue to attack Libyan command and control centres as well as all facilities that can be used by the Gaddafi army," she said.

The Tripoli bombing came just hours after heavy fighting was on reported on Monday on the eastern front, south of Ajdabiya, a rebel-held town about 150 kilometres south of Benghazi, the rebel headquarters in the east.

Also on Monday, Gaddafi's forces shelled a northern Misrata neighbourhood where many families from the besieged city centre have fled to, said Abdel Salam, who identified himself as a resident-turned-fighter.

He said NATO airstrikes hit targets on the city's southern edges, one of the areas where government forces had been concentrated after rebels pushed them back.

The fighting was threatening the port area, the city's only lifeline, preventing some aid ships from docking, Abdel Salam said.

However, Agence France-Presse reported that insurgents fighting to oust Gaddafi said they had driven his forces back from around the rebel-held city and were poised to make another thrust.

After heavy clashes, the rebels controlled a stretch of coastal road west of Misrata, Libya's third city which Gaddafi's forces have besieged for more than two months, forcing thousands to flee.

Fighting has been heaviest in and around Misrata, a make-or-break city in the Libyan conflict about 200 kilometres east of the capital.

A ship carrying medical supplies and baby food was able to dock in Misrata yesterday, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

It was the first ship to arrive since Wednesday, when Gaddafi's forces fired a barrage of rockets into the port as the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) was evacuating nearly 1000 people, mainly African migrant workers.

Meanwhile, the IOM said it had growing accounts from refugees arriving in Italy indicating an overloaded boat carrying up to 600 people capsized off the Libyan coast on Friday.

On Sunday, Italian coast guards and fisherman saved all 528 refugees from Libya after their boat hit rocks off the island of Lampedusa in an operation a rescuer described as a "miracle."

Among the refugees were 24 pregnant women.

The United Nations said yesterday that nearly 750,000 people have fled Libya since Gaddafi's forces launched an offensive against anti-government demonstrators.

"The conflict, the breakdown of state infrastructure and shortages of cash and fuel are causing serious problems to the population of Libya," Valerie Amos, UN chief humanitarian coordinator, told the UN Security Council.

"Widespread shortages are paralysing the country in ways which will impact gravely on the general population in the months ahead, particularly for the poorest and the most vulnerable," Amos told ambassadors from the 15-nation council.

The UN refugee agency, meanwhile, appealed to European countries to step up efforts to rescue people fleeing Libya in overloaded boats.

A spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Melissa Fleming, told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday that "any boat that is leaving Libya should be considered, at first glance, as a boat in need of assistance".

Kuwa Doonaya in Dhul Ka Tirsan DDS Lagu Daro Oromiya Maxay Ka Helayaan?

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Jigjiga (Xog Ogaal) Daraasaad dheer oo ay samaysay Shabakada Xog Ogaal ayaa waxaa ay ku ogaatay in shaqsiyaad ka tirsan beesha Fiqi Cumar (Sheekhaal) oo xidhiidh la leh dhaqdhaqaaqa argagixisada ee Al Shabaab inay doonayaan inay dhul ka mid ah Degaanka Soomaalida la gooyo oo lagu daro degaanka Orromiya.

Dhulkaa daraasaadka lagu ogaaday ayaa waxaa ka mid ah Koonfur-Galbeed Gobolka Fiiq, dhamaan Gobolka Afdheer, Waqooyi Bari ee Gobolka Liibaan iyo Gobolka Godey marka laga reebo Degmada Dhanaan.

Dhulkan ayaa waxaa Xog Ogaal ay ku ogaatay kadib markii ay la kulantay khariidad (Map) ay argagixisada Al Shabaab ee ku dhuumaalaysanaysa magaca Beesha Fiqi Cumar (Sheekhaal) ay samaysatay iyadoo ku faafisay shabakada internetka (somalifans.net/).


Qabyaaladaa Ka Xun Nabad-Diidka: Fariin Ku Socota Dadka Caloosha Ka Buka

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Degaanka Soomaalida waxaa dega qabaa'ilada Soomaalida oo idil, waxaana ay dhamaantood ay ka wada muuqdaan haykalka Siyaasadeed ee maamulka ka taliya Xukuumada Degaanka Soomaalida. Qabaa'ilada degan waxaa ugu badan qabiilka Ogaadeenka oo ka mid ah Bulsho Waynta Absamaha, kaasoo ah qabiilka loogu magac daray dhulkii la odhan jiray Ogaadeeniya oo haatan ka mid ah Degaanka Soomaalida.

Tan iyo intii la abuuray ismaamulka gaarka ah ee Soomaalida Itoobiya, waxaa ka soo jiray dhibaato maamul xumo iyo mid nabadgalyo darro oo saamayn wayn ku yeelatay dedaalka horumarka ee ka hirgali lahaa Degaanka Soomaalida. Dhibaatada maamul xumo iyo nabadgalyo darro waxaa aallaa loo aanayn jiray qabiilka Ogaadeenka iyo Absamaha guud ahaantii, taas oo sababtay in gobolada iyo Degmooyinka ay degaan bulshada ka soo jeeda qabiilkaas ayna waxba ka faa'iidaysan mashaariicdii horumarinta ee ka socday dalka Itoobiya.


Beelo Ka Soo Jeeda Somaliland oo Weeraro Ku Haya DDS

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Jigjiga (Xog Ogaal) Waxaa dhawaaanahan Dawlad Degaanka Soomaalida si joogto ah ugu soo dhacayay weeraro isugu jira dhul balaadhsi iyo xukun doon oo ay ku soo qaadayaan beello ka soo jeeda dalka Soomaaliya.

Beesha Gobolka Awdal ee dalka Somaliland ayaa kadib markii Madaxwaynihii hore ee Somaliland Mudane Daahirt Riyaale oo ka soo jeeday Magaalada Boorama, waxaa ay focus kooda u soo jeediyeeen inay xukunka uu ka fara maroorsaday

Madaxwayanaha sida daacada ah loo doortay ee dalka Jamhuuriyada Somalilnad Mudane Maxamuud Siilaanyo ay ka raadiyaan Degaanka Soomaalida Itoobiya iyaga oo ku daba gabanaya Degmada qudha ee ay ku leeyihiin Degaanka Soomaalida ee la yidhaahdo Aw Bare.


Is Brangelina Adopting Again?

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Angelina Jolie recently showed off some new ink! NBD, right? Well, actually it is!

Her new tattoo is a set of coordinates on her left arm just like she has for the birth places of her six children. So why does she have seven now? Does that mean she and Brad Pitt are adopting again?

According to to People, the 35-year-old actress took a U.N. goodwill trip to the Tunisa/Libya where she was seen with it. And no, the new tat has nothing to do with adoption. That's probably a good thing considering they already have six kids to take care of, right?