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Farah, Ibrahim, Aisha Ahmad and Daud Omar. 2006 ‘Source of Small Arms and Light Weapons: Into Somalia.’ Controlling Small Arms in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region: Supporting Implementation of the Nairobi Declaration, p. 60. Waterloo, ON: Africa Peace Forum / Project Ploughshares. 1 January

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Source of Small Arms and Light Weapons: Into Somalia

The furtive transport of weapons into and through Somalia and other conduit countries makes it exceed­ingly difficult to determine source countries of new weaponry, although American, Russian, Brazilian, and Cuban-made weapons are suspected to be in wide circulation in the region. The seaport of Boosaaso, which supplies Mogadishu's infamous Bakara Market, is one known entry point for arms shipments from foreign countries…

According to the District Commissioner of Bula Hawa, Mr. Mohammad S. Hassan, Bakara Market is supplied with arms by foreign countries via sea and airports, in violation of the UN arms embargo. International arms dealers smuggle weapons from West Africa, Ukraine, and UAE into Somalia via routes through Libya, Yemen, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. SALW are also trafficked from Ethiopia to Somalia…

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

ID: Q5288

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