08/02/2011 09:32 am ET Updated Oct 02, 2011

New York Times: As Insurgents Block Escape, Somalis Waste Away

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the country and setting up a cantonment camp where it is imprisoning displaced people who were trying to escape Shabab territory.

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