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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Peacekeeping Force For Somalia Approved

From the Washington Post:

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing an East African peacekeeping force to prevent an alliance of Islamic militias from overthrowing Somalia's fragile interim government.

The decision marked the first time the 15-nation council has backed a foreign intervention in Somalia since U.S. and U.N. troops withdrew from the country in the 1990s. It reflected fears that Islamic militias, known as the Islamic Courts Union, may be poised to topple the country's internationally recognized government.

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