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27 November 2006

al Jazeera

Somalia's Islamic Courts Union has ordered Somalis to hand in their weapons, but stopped short of saying how they would enforce it. The directive, issued by Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, a senior leader, was announced on local radio stations. It applies to individuals and business leaders working in areas controlled by the movement. It is unclear what the punishment will be for those who keep their weapons. The order only allows weapons to be carried by militia under... (

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