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Somali militia takes over UNICEF office

A warlord in southern Somalia has returned to the U.N. control of the UNICEF offices in the town where Somalia’s transitional government is based after taking over the compound two days ago, a U.N. spokeswoman said Tuesday. The head of southern Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region, Mohamed Omar Habeb also known as Mohamed Dheere, handed the keys to the U.N. children agency’s offices in Jowhar, 55 miles northeast of Mogadishu, to U.N. national staff early Tuesday, Sandra Macharia of the U.N. Development Program said in a statement. Dheere did not say why he was handing back control of the offices to the U.N. after denying them access since Sunday, Macharia told The Associated Press. Full Story

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