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Somali officials arm al Shebab, UN monitors report

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Explosion near the entrance of the airport in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, 13 February  2014.
Explosion near the entrance of the airport in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, 13 February 2014. Reuters/Omar Faruk

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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