The killings are a reminder that the war here extends well beyond the battle field, and into cities, houses and mosques.
Jane Ferguson is a roving correspondent for Al Jazeera. She has reported extensively from across the Middle East and Africa, including Somalia, Sudan,... Afghanistan, Yemen, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and reports most regularly from Yemen and Somalia. She was one of the first reporters on the ground in Somalia when the 2011 famine was declared, and has covered the conflict there extensively from the frontline of fighting in Mogadishu. In 2012, she was smuggled into the Syrian city of Homs and reported exclusively on the government siege.
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