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3 January 2007

Los Angeles Times

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A government-mandated disarmament program got underway here Tuesday without much of a bang. At one designated weapons drop-off point in the Somalian capital, bored-looking Ethiopian soldiers milled about with little to do. A second collection site, nestled on a bluff overlooking the Indian Ocean, closed early because "no one showed up," a Somalian government soldier said. The disarmament program is the first major test of Somalia's transitional... (

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