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New arms supplies alleged

An unidentified vessel has been unloading military equipment thought to be for faction leader Hussein Aideed at the port of Merca, south of Mogadishu, several independent diplomatic and political sources have informed IRIN. The materiel is said to include arms, ammunition and armoured personnel carriers. Meanwhile, a Mogadishu newspaper, ‘Xog-Ogaal’, monitored by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), reported on Sunday that 200 of Aideed’s militiamen would soon be trained in Eritrea.

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