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Somali govt welcomes U.S. draft on peacekeepers

Somalia’s interim government welcomed a U.S. proposal at the U.N. Security Council to deploy east African peacekeepers in the violent state, as residents said on Saturday that rival Islamists had seized another town. Washington’s draft resolution would also ease a widely violated 14-year-old United Nations arms embargo on the Horn of Africa country to let the peacekeepers legally bring in their arms and train and equip local security forces. The Somali government’s information minister, Ali Jama Jangali, said he hoped the draft would be adopted quickly. Full Story

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