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Somali officials arm al Shebab, UN monitors report

By Michel Arseneault

A confidential UN monitors' report says Somali officials have diverted weapons to al Shebab, the radical Islamist rebels. The report recommends tightening up the arms embargo of Somalia. Mogadishu has been seeking an extension of the partial lifting of an embargo that has been in force for decades. Analyst Tres Thomas in Nairobi comments.

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