Jun 17, 2007

Somalia: house-to-house search and weapons destroyed

The government has been running house-to-house weapons search in Mogadishu, something they should have done long ago. They even searched the houses of former warlord Osman Atto and former president Abdulqasim, both rumored to oppose the government. The government handed the confiscated weapons to Ugandan peace keepers to destroy.

This is a positive step which will hopefully improve the security of the city. In another news the reconciliation conference scheduled for this month has been delays once more because of the security situation. The US has donated $4 million to cover the expenses of the conference.

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